Why Are Lower-Income Americans Apolitical?

Jamila Michener, government, is currently examining the relationship between Medicaid utilization and lack of political participation. She has found that in locales with fewer disparities in health and more Medicaid funded benefits, there is a higher participation in political participation among benefit recipients than in other locales. These results demonstrate that the context surrounding the implementation of Medicaid programs impact political participation suggesting the need for change.