By Consumers for Quality Care, on March 29, 2023
A new survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and reported by Healthcare Dive found that about 64 percent of Medicaid-enrolled adults were unaware that they may lose coverage when Medicaid eligibility checks resume this April.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government prohibited states from kicking consumers off of Medicaid. But now the federal government’s emergency declaration has expired, and up to 18 million people could lose their Medicaid coverage.
Moody’s Investor Services released a report earlier this year on the looming Medicaid eligibility cliff. It found that a majority of Medicaid consumers are unaware that they may lose coverage this April. The report highlighted “the need for widespread outreach and education efforts” in order to reduce “information gaps about the change.”
CQC urges lawmakers to find solutions to assist consumers with the upcoming Medicaid redeterminations to ensure that they can stay enrolled in affordable, quality health insurance.