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Continuous Eligibility And Coverage Policies Expanded Children’s Medicaid Enrollment

Aditi Vasan · Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD · Chen Kenyon · Alexander Fiks
Health Affairs · June 5, 2023

We examined children’s Medicaid participation during 2019–21 and found that as of March 2021, states newly adopting continuous Medicaid coverage for children during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced a 4.62 percent relative increase in children’s Medicaid participation compared to states with previous continuous eligibility policies.