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Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)

Former federal program providing payments to low-income families with children; it has subsequently been replaced with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The program no longer exists, but the program’s requirements are still in use to determine if a family qualifies for Medicaid.

Chronic Disease

An illness or condition that will not improve or recurs periodically. Common examples include diabetes and asthma.