Should Congress pass its spending package of $1.7 trillion, millions of people might find themselves out of Medicaid coverage. This will affect those who registered for Medicaid over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plan calls for the end to the rule prohibiting states from kicking citizens off Medicaid. The present administration is facing pressure to officially declare the end of the public health emergency. A total of 25 governors wrote Pres. Biden about their concerns regarding the high number of Medicaid enrolment.
Medicaid provides healthcare coverage to almost 80 million across the nation. This plan will also involve lowering the additional funds to the states. Many people might be eligible for the Affordable Care Act, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and coverage offered by employers.
This will not be easy on low-income people who rely solely on Medicaid. Those without internet access, phone services, and homes will be hit especially hard. Should it be passed, states would be able to bump people off in April after first notifying the enrollees.