Fierce Health Payer September 16, 2021
An estimated 15 million people could lose Medicaid insurance coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, according to a new study that sounds the alarm for states and the federal government to ensure enrollees have continuous coverage.
The Urban Institute’s study, released Wednesday and conducted on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, explores what would happen if key requirements to keep Medicaid recipients enrolled go away after the PHE, which is expected to run through the rest of this year. States will need to take action to ensure that affected residents know of other options for coverage.
“States can take actions to minimize unnecessary disenrollment and ensure that those losing Medicaid coverage know about their other coverage options,...