Newly uninsured have yet to enroll in Medicaid

Newly uninsured have yet to enroll in MeAugust 4, 2020, Modern Healthcare, Shelby Livingston – Many people don’t know their coverage options, especially those who have never gone through this before,” said Joe Weissfield, director of Medicaid initiatives at consumer healthcare advocacy organization Families USA. “Navigating the process is time consuming and confusing. This is where enrollment assisters are so important … Unfortunately, funding for these assisters has been on the decline and the work is increasingly difficult due to COVID-19.” Weissfield said that despite the lag in enrollment among newly uninsured, he suspects that a “tsunami” of enrollment is around the corner.

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