The new budegt bill will end the Covid-19 pandemic health emergency provision that increased Medicaid health insurance coverage…
The Biden admin had resisted ending the emergency status….
Some woll be able to switch to Obama Care or the Children’s Health Insurance Program….
Congressional Republican continue to push money to Defense programs instead of social safety net ones….
Advocates have raised concerns about how states will notify enrollees if they are being kicked off the program and what their options are. The effort will be particularly challenging for some of the country’s poorest people, who may not have stable home address or access to internet or phone services to check their status. If passed, the spending package would allow states to start kicking people off the program as early as April, but require them to notify enrollees first.
People who are on Medicaid should make sure their contact information is up to date on their accounts and that they check the mail frequently to keep an eye on their eligibility status as that April 1 date nears, said Robin Rudowitz, the director of Medicaid at Kaiser Family Foundation.
“There is likely to be people who fall through the cracks,” she said….