Recommended Reading: Pandemic

Atul Gawande is someone I feature often in this newsletter.

His guest essay about the aftermath of the pandemic on primary care is a must read.

At the start of the pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which included a requirement that Medicaid programs keep people continuously enrolled through the end of the month in which the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends, in exchange for enhanced federal funding. 

When the continuous enrollment provision ends, millions of people could lose coverage. This brief describes 10 key points about the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement.