“The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment”

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment,” by Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News


“Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the impact of the recession caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 began to take hold. Yet, the growth in participation in the state-federal health insurance program for low-income people was less than many analysts predicted. One possible factor tempering enrollment: People with concerns about catching the coronavirus avoided seeking care and figured they didn’t need the coverage.”


LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Don’t forget all those people on Medicaid who died in nursing homes. Eldritch enrollment contraction.