METHODS TO HELP WITH MEDICAID UNWINDING
Some resources have recently been released which highlight practices which can help with the unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement. A new blog post from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families looks at how effective messaging can help with Medicaid renewals during the unwinding.
A new issue brief from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) examines how state-based marketplaces can assist with the Medicaid unwinding.
This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a new Medicaid Enrollment and Unwinding Tracker. The tracker has state-by-state data and breaks down when each state is expected to start terminating Medicaid coverage for individuals who no longer qualify.
A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines how choices being made by state Medicaid agencies will affect the amount of Medicaid terminations during the unwinding.
As part of our partnership with Community Catalyst, we have a project which highlights opportunities for people with disabilities to get access to health coverage through Medicaid or the ACA marketplace. As part of this project, they have graphics like the one below which highlight the changing Medicaid rules regarding redeterminations. These are available in the Community Catalyst Outreach Hub.
Unwinding the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement has begun in many states, and in some states, people may have started losing their Medicaid eligibility. Over the last couple months we have been updating our “Medicaid Unwinding Resources” blog post which has links to various resources including our Medicaid unwinding flyer and recent additions like the NASHP issue brief and Kaiser tracker mentioned above.
Last week, we highlighted a coalition letter which we joined urging Congress not to cut Medicaid as part of the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. We have also joined a similar from the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) and Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC). Links to these letters can be found on the AAHD Public Policy Updates Page and are listed here:
- Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) and Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC)
- Health Advocacy Community led by Families USA
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is conducting a webinar in Spanish which will focus on the Medicaid redeterminations. You can register now for this webinar which will be conducted on May 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
For individuals who have recently lost their Medicaid coverage, Families USA has a fact sheet on how people can get health insurance.
In case you missed it, we released of our newest fact sheet on the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement and to highlight this new fact sheet, we have also released a new Olli the NaviGator comic to show people what their options are if they lose their Medicaid coverage. You can see all of Olli’s adventures on our social media channels plus we have compiled all of Olli’s adventures on this NDNRC webpage.
Many states have started the process of redeterminations and some are already terminating Medicaid enrollment, but timelines look different from state to state. If you’re wondering what the timeline looks like for your state, CMS released a list of key dates by state regarding their redeterminations (see our news item).
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.