Following the expiration of the continuous coverage requirements, states will resume normal eligibility and enrollment activities for all enrollees in Medicaid and CHIP.
The crisis in immigrant health coverage has been both highlighted and exacerbated by the recent pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought America’s behavioral health needs into sharp relief. Drug-related overdoses increased by more than 30 percent from January 2020 to January 2021 across all demographic groups, with COVID-19 exacerbating worsening trends.
Currently, states are maintaining continuous enrollment of all Medicaid enrollees as a condition of receiving enhanced federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Medicaid enrollment has increased by over 10 million from February 2020 through February 2021 across all states since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since December 2020, the United States has administered more than 330 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 163 million people, or 49 percent of the population, completing a full vaccine series.
On August 10, 2021, a Missouri circuit court ruled that Missouri can no longer delay Medicaid expansion.
In the ten years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, 18 million Americans have gained access to health insurance.
Across states, Black and Latino(a) people have received smaller shares of COVID-19 vaccines compared to their shares of the total population, despite experiencing disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care distill the elements of a crisis system into three components with linkages to broader behavioral health continuums of care.