Beginning in April 2023, the State of Montana, like other states, will begin a year-long period of “unwinding” Medicaid coverage. In response to the COVID pandemic, the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) increased federal Medicaid funding and prohibited Medicaid beneficiaries from being disenrolled during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
What are Talevski’s Implications for Community Health Centers and Their Patients? Estimating the Impact of Losing Federally Enforceable Medicaid FQHC Payment Rights
Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Sara Rosenbaum, and Rebecca Morris
Coverage of Medical Nutrition for Children with Urea Cycle Disorders Varies by State
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are genetic diseases that affect metabolism, and treatment requires either a liver transplant or medical management with a combination of drugs, low-protein diets, and medical foods such as metabolic formula and amino acid supplements. Insurance coverage of medical foods varies, though, and many families with UCD-affected children face high out-of-pocket costs for the diets their children need to manage their conditions and grow.
The Trump Administration’s Deeply Flawed Assumptions That Underlie its Medicaid Compelled Work Experiments
Sara Rosenbaum, Rebecca Morris, Erin Brantley, and Leighton Ku
February 8, 2021
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Intensified the Impact of the Public Charge Rule on Community Health Centers, their Patients, and their Communities
Community health centers operate in the poorest urban and rural communities that experience elevated health risks as well as a serious shortage of primary health care. Immigrants are disproportionately likely to be poor, and therefore experience a greater need for publicly supported health services. Community health centers serve large numbers of immigrants, not only because of their location but also because of the extent to which health centers have adapted their care and services to meet immigrants’ unique language, cultural, and health needs.