Healthcare DIVE October 1, 2020
Samantha Liss

Dive Brief:

  • More than 4 million people have enrolled in Medicaid as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession, CMS said Wednesday.
  • Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment reached 74.6 million at the end of June, a 5.7% increase since February, the beginning of the public health emergency. CMS said enrollment sharply increased alongside the declaration of the public health emergency and again with the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires states to provide continuous coverage to enrollees during the crisis instead of kicking people off the program.
  • The bulk of that added enrollment is from adults, which saw enrollment grow by 7.2% from February to June, compared with 4.1% growth...

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