Supporting Continuity of Coverage from Medicaid into the Marketplace: Post-PHE Considerations for States

By Jason Levitis* and Sabrina Corlette

The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement will trigger the largest coverage transition since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. More people are projected to leave Medicaid than currently have marketplace coverage, creating a great risk of coverage loss but also a huge enrollment opportunity for marketplaces.

States have already made tremendous efforts to prepare for unwinding, and one area of focus has been supporting continuity of coverage for consumers who need to shift to the health insurance marketplace. Transitions from Medicaid to marketplace coverage have historically been marred by administrative burdens and coverage gaps.

In a recent Expert Perspective for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health & Value Strategies program, the Urban Institute’s Jason Levitis and CHIR’s Sabrina Corlette delve into specific actions states can take to minimize gaps in coverage for consumers who become ineligible for Medicaid. You can read the full post here.

*Jason Levitis is a Senior Fellow with the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

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