Unwinding Continuous Coverage
Resources to help keep eligible children and adults enrolled in Medicaid when pandemic-era continuous coverage provision expires.
Tips and Best Practices for Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Protection
Unwinding the Medicaid continuous coverage protection will be a heavy lift. It will be important for states to work together with community partners in the planning process. Our new and improved Tips and Best Practices outline specific action steps states can take now to be better prepared for the end of the public health emergency […]
New CBO Estimates of the Impact of Unwinding on Medicaid Enrollment, Uninsured
On May 24, 2023, the Congressional Budget Office issued new health coverage estimates for people under age 65 through a Health Affairs article and an updated May 2023 “Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage” baseline. The estimates show the expected adverse impact of unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage protection in substantially reducing Medicaid enrollment […]
Preventing the “Unwelcome Mat” Effect: Ensuring Eligible Kids Remain Covered
One of our biggest concerns heading into the unwinding has been children experiencing gaps in health care coverage, especially as a result of losing coverage despite remaining eligible. As my colleague Elisabeth Wright Burak detailed a few weeks ago, these fears are already coming true in at least one state. Later this week, most states […]
More Outreach to Families Needed During the Unwinding; Some States Are Stepping Up Their Game
KFF released new survey data that finds two-thirds of Medicaid enrollees are unprepared for the renewal process as states begin the process of “unwinding” the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement that was lifted by Congress on March 31. The KFF survey includes more interesting data that reveals that large majorities across demographic groups are not aware […]
New Interactive Maps Show Importance of Medicaid Coverage to Children and Families in Rural Counties and Small Towns
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, with data from the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Rural Health Research Center, has examined the role Medicaid plays in health insurance coverage in rural areas, including how state Medicaid expansions helped reduce uninsurance, as part of our rural health policy project launched in 2017. Now we have […]
How Many Children Just Lost Coverage in Florida?
We just received a copy of Florida’s report to CMS on its first month of “unwinding” the Medicaid continuous coverage provisions for April and the data is alarming. Of the 461,322 people whose eligibility was checked, more than half — 54% or 249,427 people — were terminated. Most of those terminated (82%) had their cases […]