“I feel sick,” said one physician. “Medicaid is not enough: we need seamless, lifelong universal care now.”
By Jake Johnson. Published 4-1-2023 by Common Dreams
Beginning on Saturday, states across the U.S. will start the process of stripping Medicaid coverage from millions of people as pandemic-related protections lapse, part of a broader unraveling of the safety net that was built to help families withstand the public health crisis and resulting economic turmoil.
Medicaid’s continuous coverage requirements were enacted early in the Covid-19 pandemic to help vulnerable people maintain insurance amid the health emergency, resulting in record-high Medicaid enrollment.Continue reading