Introduction As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, needs for health insurance coverage through Medicaid and CHIP will increase for people who get sick and who lose private coverage due to the declining economy. Increasing enrollment for the 6.7 million uninsured individuals who are eligible for Medicaid and facilitating enrollment for the growing numbers of individuals who will […]
Introduction Section 1135 of the Social Security Act allows the Health and Human Services Secretary to waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP requirements during a national emergency. The purpose of this authority is to ensure that during an emergency sufficient health care services are available to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP `beneficiaries. As of March 13, […]
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law (P.L. 116-127) on March 18, 2020. The law is the second piece of legislation enacted by Congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic and negotiations are currently underway on a third, much larger economic stimulus package. The Families First legislation covers a broad range of […]
In response to the public health emergency caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families has created this resource center to keep you up to date on the latest in health coverage. Research and Reports Approved 1135 Waivers and State Plan Amendments for COVID-19 Tracker Families First Coronavirus Response […]
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Introduction Until recently, the U.S. has experienced a consistent, annual decline in the number and rate of uninsured children in most states. Beginning in 2016, however, the trend reversed and the nation’s children experienced widespread coverage losses for the first time in many years. The youngest children were not spared from this inversion. As with […]