Before the current session of Congress comes to a close, lawmakers may consider a number of Medicaid issues.
- The future of Medicaid eligibility for those who enrolled in the program as a result of special provisions introduced in response to COVID-19.
- The process for reviewing the future eligibility of those currently enrolled in Medicaid.
- A movement to extend the current, temporary 12 months of postpartum Medicaid eligibility for new mothers and their newborns beyond the end of the current public health emergency.
- A gradual phasing out of the enhanced federal Medicaid matching funds states currently receive.
Learn more about these and other Medicaid issues Congress is expected to consider in the coming weeks from the Washington Post article “Medicaid maneuvering in the lame duck.”