| Covid-19 | Apr 23, 2020

Medicaid Protections in Families First Act Critical to Protecting Health Coverage

In addition to prohibiting new eligibility restrictions, the Families First MOE prevents states from terminating people’s coverage during the public health emergency. This “continuous coverage” provision not only guarantees that people will be able to access needed care during the pandemic, but also allows state agencies operating with reduced capacity to prioritize enrolling people who lose their jobs and job-based coverage over requiring people to prove they remain eligible.