Medicaid Faces New Challenges Amid US Coronavirus Outbreak

Coloradoan | Shefali Luthra, Phil Galewitz, and Rachel Bluth

“Medicaid is absolutely going to be in the eye of the storm here,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. “It is the backbone of our public health system, our public coverage system, and will see increased enrollment due to the economic conditions.”

Millions of Americans are out of work as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns, and Medicaid may be nearing a breaking point as it becomes a default insurance plan for more and more struggling families. This article from Coloradoan looks at how the pandemic will impact Medicaid and the millions of families relying on it.

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