Men’s Health Network, Other Advocates Launch Modern Medicaid Alliance

New Initiative Highlights Benefits, Stories, and Innovations of Program


Washington, D.C. – Despite the enormous societal and economic benefits offered by the modern Medicaid program, a lack of dialogue about the true value of the program drives misperceptions relating to it and puts policymaker support for it increasingly at risk. Today, an alliance of more than two dozen national advocacy organizations formally launched with the aim of creating a truthful conversation about the Medicaid program and its importance for the more than 70 million Americans covered by it.

The Men’s Health Network joined advocates for low-income Americans, children’s health and well-being, people with mental illness, people with disabilities, health care providers, and business organizations today in announcing their participation in the Modern Medicaid Alliance (MMA). A list of the members of the Modern Medicaid Alliance can be found here.

From lowering health care costs to delivering better health outcomes for beneficiaries, Medicaid keeps our nation healthier and enables more citizens to have access to affordable, quality healthcare so they can care for their families and be productive in the workplace. The largest health care program in the country has also become a proven laboratory for innovation as cash-strapped states have sought solutions for difficult population health issues. Despite its positive impact on tens of millions of people and America as a whole, the need for greater awareness among policymakers and the public about the value of our investment in it remains high.

“Affordable healthcare is very important to families across the nation. Healthy men will be active participants and better fathers, husbands, brothers and sons,” said Brandon Leonard, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Men’s Health Network. “MHN is pleased to join a progressive, consumer-focused organization like Modern Medicaid Alliance that advocates for the wellness of men, women and their families.” 


About the Modern Medicaid Alliance:  The Modern Medicaid Alliance works as a collective group of organizations and grassroots members to educate policymakers and the public about the benefits of Medicaid to the American people and to highlight how Medicaid’s innovative solutions are positively impacting those it serves with the goal of ensuring the benefits and best practices of today’s Medicaid program can impact as many of the program’s 70 million beneficiaries as possible.


About MHN: The Men’s Health Network is an international non-profit organization with the mission to educate and advocate for men’s health. The organization provides awareness messages, learning material, screening programs and advocacy opportunities to reach men and boys where they work, live, pray and play.

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