People with Medicaid should prepare for possible changes to their coverage this year, and Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic staff is available to help, the clinic said in a release.
On May 11, the federal government ended the public health emergency put in place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act awarded federal funds to state Medicaid programs across America and required states to keep people insured through the health emergency.
Now that the public health emergency has ended, this additional federal funding for Medicaid expansion has ended as well, and every Medicaid patient will again be subject to eligibility review, according to GMCC Executive Director Arlene Armentor.
This process will occur over the next year, and Armentor said being prepared is critical for patients, especially those managing chronic health conditions and/or those who take daily prescribed medications. There are organizations and resources available for...
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