Proposed Pennsylvania Medicaid changes would provide food and housing help

Allowing continuous coverage for children has been the goal of some advocates for a long time, as it eases a major paperwork burden for families and can prevent children from losing coverage due to changes in income or bureaucratic mistakes.

“The goal of it really is to make sure that children don’t have any unintended gaps in coverage, especially during their early years in this important developmental period,” said Becky Ludwick, vice president of public policy at Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

During the pandemic, federal rules allowed continuous coverage for everyone on Medicaid, but that policy ended earlier this year.

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