- 发布日期：2022-06-24 02:36 点击次数：195
Ｗhen the ＵＳ federal government’s pandemic health emergency declaration expires， millions of Ａmericans are at risk of losing healthcare coverage through Ｍedicaid with potentially devastating consequences.
Ａccording to an analysis by the Ｋaiser Ｆamily Ｆoundation， an estimated 五.三 million to 1四.2 million could lose their Ｍedicaid coverage when the Ｃovid⑴九 public health emergency ends on 1五 Ｊuly if it is not extended.
Ｄuring the pandemic， the federal government required states to continuously enroll Ｍedicaid recipients into the program， providing $十0.四 bn in new funds to cover the costs of doing so， halting coverage gaps and loss of eligibility for those who rely on healthcare coverage through Ｍedicaid.
Ｍedicaid enrollment is estimated to reach 1十.2 million people by the end of fiscal year 2022， with enrollment expected to decline significantly when continuous enrollment ends.
Ｆederal government subsidies to make healthcare plans more affordable on the insurance marketplace are expected to end on 三1 Ｄecember 2022， making health insurance plans more expensive， possibly resulting in more Ａmericans losing health insurance coverage because they can’t afford it.
Ｚachary Ｆusfeld of Ｐhiladelphia， Ｐennsylvania， a ＰhＤ candidate in epidemiology at Ｄrexel Ｕniversity， is anticipating the loss of his Ｍedicaid coverage when continuous enrollment ends， because his university stipend increase will put him over the income limit.
Ａ type one diabetic who suffers from other illnesses， Ｆusfeld said he will have to rely on his student healthcare and pay out of pocket for copays on medications， medical supplies， and doctor visits when his Ｍedicaid coverage ends later this year，日本里番全彩acg★里番18禁 the costs of which are not affordable and not covered by his pay increase.
Ｈe recently required surgery on his ankle and is worried about affording the physical therapy he requires， though he noted there are many people who are facing the loss of Ｍedicaid and don’t have any sort of supplemental insurance coverage as he does.
Ｄylan Ｂrown of Ｎew Ｊersey is disabled and relies on Ｍedicaid for a home aide he requires around the clock to be able to get out of bed， dress and feed himself. Ｈe constantly worries about losing his Ｍedicaid and Ｓocial Ｓecurity disability insurance due to income and asset eligibility requirements and is very concerned about losing Ｍedicaid when continuous enrollment ends.
Ｗithout Ｍedicaid， he would have to rely on his parents， who work full-time， to provide the care he needs and pay out of pocket for care to the extent his family could afford it. Ｔhese options， Ｂrown argued， aren’t feasible as he is planning to start law school this fall at Ｒutgers Ｕniversity， and his parents shouldn’t have to uproot their lives to help him function， which is the responsibility of Ｍedicaid.
"Ｔhere shouldn’t be a cutoff date. Ｔhere’s no reasonable argument for not giving disabled people the care they need to survive，” added Ｂrown. “Ｒegardless of what you’re feeling on whether people should have free healthcare， the disabled need it. Ｔhere are no alternatives for us. Ｉt’s Ｍedicaid or bust， and when the Ｍedicaid rules are this convoluted and hard to keep track of， it almost feels like a full time job just keeping my benefits.”