Medicaid enrollment is climbing, but not because of newly uninsured

Modern Healthcare: The COVID-19 pandemic has stripped millions of people of their jobs and health insurance. So far, those newly uninsured have yet to enroll in Medicaid.

Enrollment in the public insurance program has begun to climb in most states in recent months, as expected. But the growth has been driven by states pausing Medicaid eligibility redetermination processes during the public health crisis. Health insurers and states health departments say they have not seen significant enrollment growth among people who have lost job-based health coverage.

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