州は、パンデミックの際により多くのアメリカ人をカバーするために、追加の連邦メディケイド基金で数十億ドルを受け取ります

州は合計以上を受け取ることが期待されています $ 100 彼らがCovid-19パンデミックを乗り越えるのを助けるための追加の連邦メディケイド基金の10億, によると Kaiser Family Foundation analysis 火曜日にリリース. That’s more than double what they are projected to spend on the growth in Medicaid enrollees.

The expanded funding stems from a coronavirus relief measure Congress approved in March 2020. It provides states with a 6.2 percentage point increase in their federal match rate for most enrollees. In return, states have not been allowed to drop residents involuntarily from Medicaid coverage during the public health emergency, which is currently set to expire in mid-July.
That protection has led enrollment to balloonwith Kaiser projecting that it will hit 110.3 million by the end of fiscal year 2022 9月に 30, の増加 25% from fiscal year 2019, before the pandemic began.
    States are expected to spend a total of $ 47.2 billion from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2022 to cover the additional people enrolled in Medicaid because of the continuous coverage requirement, according to the Kaiser analysis. The enhanced federal match estimate is over the same time period.
      About two-thirds of states say they are using the federal fiscal relief to help address Medicaid or general budget shortfalls and to mitigate cuts to benefits and to provider rates, によると separate Kaiser report. The additional federal money allows states to spend more of their own funds on other needs, such as education, rather than their share of Medicaid costs.

        Support for states

        The enhanced Medicaid funding is one of several ways the federal government has poured money into state coffers during the pandemic. Lawmakers also provided a total of $ 500 十億 aid to state and local governments in two other relief packages, though their economies did not crater as initially feared.
          実際には, many states are flush with fundsthanks in large part to a wide array of federal pandemic support efforts and higher-than-anticipated tax revenues — とは cutting taxes.
          The augmented Medicaid match was designed to quickly provide broad fiscal relief for states, said Robin Rudowitz, director of Kaiser’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured and co-author of the analysis. The federal government also temporarily increased the match rate as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help states contend with the economic fallout from the Great Recession.

          Fewer enrollees after emergency ends

          Kaiser projects that Medicaid enrollment will have grown by 22.2 million people between fiscal year 2019 and the end of fiscal year 2022.
          But it is expected to plummet once the public health emergency ends and states are once again allowed to review eligibility for coveragewhich could start as soon as August 1 if the declaration is not renewed.
          の間に 5.3 百万と 14.2 million people could be dropped during fiscal year 2023, with the largest losses occurring among low-income adults who qualify under Medicaid expansion, certain other adults and 子供達, Kaiser estimates. The figure ishighly uncertain,” it notes.
          A separate Urban Institute analysis found that enrollment could decline by 14.4 million if the public health emergency expires after the second quarter of 2022.
          Enrollees could lose coverage because they no longer meet income or other criteria or because of administrative barriers, such as failing to receive or properly fill out the renewal paperwork.
            States will be largely responsible for reaching out to their residents to determine if they remain eligible and, if not, to help them shift to other policies, such as on the Affordable Care Act exchanges. 彼らはオーバーフローを計画していませんでした 14 months to complete the eligibility checks.
            How states implement the unwinding of the continuous enrollment requirement will make a really big difference in how many people are able to retain coverage,” Rudowitz said.

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