The End-of-Year COVID Relief Package: Medicaid and CHIP Highlights

After more than the usual end-of-session drama, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) became law on December 27, 2020 (P.L. 116-260). The sprawling, 2,124-page opus includes not just badly needed COVID relief for millions of unemployed Americans but also funding for the entire federal government and protections against surprise medical bills for consumers with private […]

What’s Happening to CHIP Enrollment During the Pandemic?

In 2020, at Georgetown University CCF and elsewhere, there has been a lot of discussion about and tracking of what is happening with Medicaid enrollment. Between the recession and the disenrollment freeze, Medicaid enrollment has trended upwards – a recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation looking at Medicaid managed care enrollment in 30 states […]

Press Release – New Data Finds Number of Uninsured Children Increasing at Alarming Rate

Tennessee Justice Center By: Kinika Young An estimated 80,000 Tennessee children were uninsured last year, a number that has increased about 38% since 2016, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Tennessee’s experience is part of a national trend that left an estimated 726,000 more children without health coverage […]