Number of Uninsured Children Worsened During Last Year of the Pandemic

Medicaid Unwinding, CHIP operational changes negatively impacting children’s access to coverage HARRISBURG (November 16, 2023) — The number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania worsened during the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year’s unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage provision and CHIP eligibility systems transition has also caused children to lose coverage, according […]

Editorial: Slamming shut the Medicaid and CHIP continuous enrollment door

The people who can least afford it are about to experience the blatant cruelty of a disappearing helping hand. The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Families First Coronavirus Act. In addition to things such as paid covid sick leave and testing, it also addressed additional SNAP benefits and continuous enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP coverage for […]

End of pandemic-era policy presents dilemmas for millions of Pa. Medicaid, CHIP recipients

About 430,000 children who are enrolled in Medicaid are at risk of losing coverage, according to Carolyn Myers, spokesperson for the children’s advocacy organization Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. They can enroll in CHIP if they lose coverage but run the risk of being lost in the shuffle, she said. “Our concern is that cliff, because, […]

Resuming Medicaid case checks confronts 3.6M in Pennsylvania

The federal government’s pandemic-era prohibition against kicking people off Medicaid is ending, meaning that hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania face losing the free health insurance in the coming year. The Harrisburg-based nonprofit Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children wants the Shapiro administration to guarantee that children up to 21 can keep their coverage for another […]

Number of Uninsured Children Improved Slightly During the Pandemic

End of Public Health Emergency Could Reverse Progress HARRISBURG (Monday, Dec. 12) — The number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania improved during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the federal continuous coverage provision that prevents states from disenrolling children and families from Medicaid during the public health emergency, according to the State of Children’s Health report […]