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July 09, 2020

Health Law Daily

Efforts To Reduce Number Of People Being Taken Off Medicaid Amid Pandemic Are Boosting Program’s Enrollment Surge, Insurers Say

  • July 09, 2020

Bloomberg Law (7/8, Hansard, Subscription Publication) reports “efforts by federal lawmakers and states to reduce the number of people being kicked off Medicaid during the [COVID-19] pandemic are playing a big role in the program’s surge in enrollment, insurers say.” Insurers “that operate Medicaid managed care plans point to a provision in the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, enacted in March, that requires states to keep beneficiaries on the rolls during the public health emergency.” That “shift in approach comes as Medicaid takes on a greater role in providing health coverage to the nation’s poor amid the [COVID-19] pandemic and as more states move to expand their state Medicaid programs.”