Health Payer Intelligence March 15, 2023
After Medicaid redetermination, disenrolled beneficiaries may turn to employer-sponsored health plans in most states.
In most states, beneficiaries who lose Medicaid coverage when the public health emergency ends are likely to transition into employer-sponsored health plans, according to a study funded by AHIP from NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC).
NORC used the Urban Institute’s public health emergency Medicaid coverage loss estimates and historic data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC).
The researchers recategorized the data, taking into account respondents’ coverage type in year one and year two of the transition, supplementing data for smaller states, and applying a hierarchy of coverage types to distribute respondents with multiple coverage sources. When respondents had...