Thousands could be impacted by end of Medicaid pandemic public health relief

Thousands more Mississippians were added to the Medicaid rolls since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Healthcare advocates say there are nearly 800,000 enrolled in the program. But they’re concerned people who are eligible will loss their insurance coverage when the pandemic public health relief ends, which may happen in June of next year. Dr. Erica Thompson with Magnolia Medical Foundation, speaking with advocates discusses the challenges of outreach.“Many of the recipients may have moved, lost their housing or contact information may not be the same,” Thompson said.MPB, Read More.

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