CMS Releases New Unwinding-Related Renewal Resources for Health Care Settings

CMS recently released a toolkit for clinical offices and health care settings with patient-centered messaging regarding the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement. The toolkit includes helpful information on how health care providers can share information on Medicaid and CHIP renewals with patients. The toolkit starts with suggestions on what various staff members within […]

North Carolina and Hawaii Make 10: States Advancing Medicaid/CHIP Multi-Year Continuous Eligibility for Young Children

It’s hard to keep up with the rapid progress in the number of states seeking federal approval to adopt multi-year continuous coverage for children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since we last took stock, North Carolina and Hawaii have proposed 1115 waivers to adopt continuous eligibility for children from birth […]

New CBO Study Explores the Long-Term Fiscal Benefits of Medicaid Coverage in Childhood

There is a large and growing body of research demonstrating the long-term benefits of Medicaid coverage during childhood and during pregnancy.  This includes better health and lower incidence of disability in adulthood, higher educational attainment, and greater earnings and intergenerational mobility.  Now, in a new working paper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted an […]

Medicaid’s Pandemic-Era Continuous Coverage Protections Helped Reduce Number of Uninsured Children

Download Report PDF Introduction Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) for 2022 finds that the number of uninsured children continued to decline over the pandemic period – most likely as a consequence of the continuous coverage protection in Medicaid put in place by one of the first COVID-19 rescue packages, the […]