Kaiser Family Foundation September 29, 2022
Jennifer Tolbert, Meghana Ammula

At the start of the pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which included a requirement that Medicaid programs keep people continuously enrolled through the end of the month in which the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends, in exchange for enhanced federal funding. Primarily due to the continuous enrollment requirement, Medicaid enrollment has grown substantially compared to before the pandemic and the uninsured rate has dropped. But, when the PHE ends, millions of people could lose coverage that could reverse recent gains in coverage. The current PHE ends October 15; however, it is expected to be extended at least until mid-January because the Biden Administration did not provide the 60-day notice they have promised indicating the...

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