Commonwealth Fund September 23, 2021
Kinda Serafi, Cindy Mann, Nina V. Punukollu

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Millions of Medicaid enrollees risk losing their coverage when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. What can be done to minimize this risk?

When special pandemic requirements end, states will begin redetermining eligibility for nearly all Medicaid enrollees. They should prepare now to avoid triggering massive coverage losses.

States are required to keep people enrolled in Medicaid throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) as a condition of receiving a temporary increase in the federal share of Medicaid costs. When the PHE ends — currently slated for December 2021, but could be extended — the enhanced federal funding will end and states will resume administering renewals for Medicaid eligibility, some of which have been pending for more than 16...

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Topics: CMS, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Medicaid, Patient / Consumer, Public Health / COVID, States
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