August 22, 2022
Access & Coverage
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report indicating that roughly 17.4 percent of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollee would lose coverage with the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), 9.5 percent of Medicaid enrollees (or 8.2 million people) will lose eligibility as states determine who’s still eligible for coverage. The ASPE estimates, based on historical data, that another 7.9 percent (or 6.8 million people) will lose coverage despite still being eligible due to administrative churn. The ASPE also warns that the redetermination process would impact a disproportionate number of people of color. (Press release here)