On August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a $740 billion reconciliation package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill by August 12. This expert perspective describes the healthcare provisions included in the IRA, such as provisions to improve the affordability of healthcare for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace enrollees. The expert perspective also describes several significant healthcare policies included in the House-passed Build Back Better Act that were left out of the Senate package.
Resources for States on Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement
State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) developed this resource page to serve as an accessible one-stop source of information for states in “unwinding” when the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement ends. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Medicaid “continuous coverage” requirement has allowed people to retain Medicaid coverage and get needed care during the pandemic. When continuous enrollment is discontinued, states will restart eligibility redeterminations for Medicaid enrollees. While most people will continue to be eligible for Medicaid or Marketplace coverage, the potential for loss of coverage for millions of Americans due to “administrative” reasons is significant, and Black, Latino(a) and other people of color will be most at risk. This resource is designed to support states planning for this major coverage event, including developing processes that prioritize coverage retention following the conclusion of the continuous coverage requirement.
SHVS will update this page frequently with new resources as they become available.
|SHVS Resources and Tools
SHVS technical assistance resources on the unwinding of the public health emergency
Please click on the links below to access topic-specific resources.
|Data/IT||Eligibility and Enrollment Policy/Operations||Consumer Communications and Outreach|
|Oversight and Monitoring||Medicaid and Marketplace Integration||Federal Resources|