CMS Takes Swift Action to Require States to Address Medicaid Auto-Renewal Errors and Reinstate Children’s Coverage

We have long feared that large numbers of children were losing Medicaid during the unwinding, essentially by mistake, and the ex parte debacle underscores the fact that this is indeed happening.  As we’ve previously explained, the ex parte issue came to light in August after a CMS investigation found several states were doing automatic renewals […]

Update on Medicaid Unwinding and Marketplace Enrollment

I previously reported that according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), of the 715,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who lost Medicaid coverage in April due to unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage protection, a total of about 54,000 people or 7.5 percent — who were either previously enrolled in Medicaid in March […]

Analysis: New Mothers Gained Health Coverage During Pandemic-Era Coverage Protections, But 1 in 10 Still Uninsured

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required states to maintain uninterrupted coverage for all Medicaid beneficiaries in exchange for additional federal funding. This continuous coverage protection also extended to pregnant women in Medicaid beyond the previous 60-day postpartum cutoff that most states have now moved to extend to 12 months postpartum. A new analysis […]