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With the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) set to expire this year ending the federal guarantee of continuous Medicaid coverage during the pandemic, states are once again required to check eligibility for everyone enrolled in Medicaid, including kids. Some 40 million children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP nationwide are at risk of losing their health insurance during this transition back.
In California, 5.7 million children are covered by Medi-Cal (Medicaid/CHIP in the state), a major source of coverage for children of color. The State estimates 2-3 million Californians will lose their Medi-Cal coverage, including between 800,000 to 1.2 million kids losing their MediCal coverage. Speakers will explain what the stakes are for children’s health, and what the state is doing and what the community can do to help children stay covered.
California’s AB 2402 – guaranteeing multi-year continuous MediCal coverage for O to 5 year olds, offers a long-term model. 2402 – guaranteeing multi-year coverage for O to 5 year olds, offers a model.
Friday, May 20, 2022 | 11 am PT
- Mayra Alvarez, The Children’s Partnership
- Christina Moreno, California Department of Health Care Services
- Yingjia Huang, California Department of Health Care Services
- Georgina Maldonado, Executive Director, Community Health Initiative of Orange County
- Joan Alker, Research Professor and Executive Director, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families