Back to Basics: Effective State Medicaid and CHIP Outreach to Families Doesn’t Need to be Complicated

In this series, we’ve been diving deeper into our outreach snapshot to look at more state-based examples that we find compelling. Though they may seem disparate, this installment covers some of the most quintessential outreach activities included in the research. First up: videos focused on outreach to individuals and families, such as who is eligible […]

A Look at Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal Policies During the Unwinding of Continuous Enrollment and Beyond

Executive Summary In early 2023, states began final preparations for the end of the pandemic-related Medicaid continuous enrollment provision following passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023, which lifted the requirement effective March 31, 2023. During the three-year pause on Medicaid disenrollments, Medicaid and CHIP enrollment grew by 32% from 71.3 million to […]

Judge Dismisses Florida’s Attempt to Take Down New Federal Coverage Protection for Children

A federal court in Tampa dismissed the state of Florida’s legal challenge to the Biden Administration’s implementation of a new provision of federal law guaranteeing 12 months of continuous coverage in the Children’s Health Insurance Program – denying the state’s request for a preliminary injunction and, more importantly, dismissed the case from his courtroom. The […]

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024: Medicaid and CHIP Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provisions Explained

Download the Full Report Here On March 9, 2024, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (P.L. 118-42). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (CAA 2024) includes a number of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provisions related to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) care and coverage including provisions extending […]