The number of people enrolled in Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the impact of the recession caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 took hold.
New funding to boost Medicaid providers during the pandemic leaves out 1,400 community health centers, which serve more than 29 million low-income patients.
If unemployment reaches 20%, the Urban Institute forecasts Medicaid enrollment could reach as high as 62 million.
COVID-19 has done what no president or reformer could have: It forced sudden major changes to the nation’s health system that are unlikely to be reversed.
Special health insurance enrollment period set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ends Friday, May 8th.
The lack of Medicaid expansion in some states and the refusal of the federal government to open Obamacare exchanges in others is keeping some Americans from getting coverage.
You may be able to get coverage during the Washington health insurance exchange’s special open enrollment period which has been extended through May 8, 2020.
His patient responsibility, according to his insurer, is close to $2,000, and he fears there may be more bills to come.
Medicare beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about “special virus kits.” The scammer asks for your Medicare number so they can send them a “free” test.
Check out Washington State HealthPlanFinder. You may qualify for coverage.
Medicare covers lab tests for coronavirus. You pay no out-of-pocket costs when your health care provider orders it. Medicare covers all necesary hospitalizations
Uninsured individuals to be given 30 days to enroll in health insurance.
Insurers must also allow a one-time early refill for prescriptions and Suspend any prior authorization requirement for treatment or testings of COVID-19.
If you have a short-term limited duration health plan or participate in a health sharing ministry, you may need to check your coverage first.