PHE OFFICIALLY “ENDS”
As of yesterday, the Public Health Emergency (PHE), which had been declared by HHS at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, officially ended. The Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms has a new blog post which examines what the end of the PHE means for people accessing health care.
If you want a complete breakdown of all of the deadlines related to the ending of the PHE, the Kaiser Family Foundation has a new issue brief entitled “Timeline of End Dates for Key Health-Related Flexibilities Provided Through COVID-19 Emergency Declarations, Legislation, and Administrative Actions.”
The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement is continuing and the Kaiser Family Foundation has a new blog post which examines the policy choices which states are making and how they are affecting Medicaid enrollment.
If you missed it last week, we highlighted the release of the new Medicaid Enrollment and Unwinding Tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, we will be hosting a webinar entitled “Medicaid Unwinding: What Advocates Need to Know.” You can register now and join us at 1:00 PM ET on May 25. ASL and captioning will be provided.
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 Kaiser post mentioned above.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is conducting a webinar on Medicaid appeals. You can register now for this webinar which will be conducted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.
In case you missed it, we released 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).
A new blog post from the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms looks at what some states are doing by offering public options within their state.
Recently, we highlighted the Medicaid work requirement proposals in Congress. A new issue brief from First Focus on Children examines the potential harm that could affect children who are currently enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has a new toolkit which examines what states are doing to address health disparities.
Archves of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.