After a 3-year pause due to the pandemic, states have recently started to re-check whether people enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP are still eligible for these programs.
This process, called Medicaid Redetermination, will impact 1 in every 4 Americans. And while states, community leaders, and business leaders are working together to help people through the process, more than 1.9 million people have already lost coverage, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Although some portion of those disenrolled may still be eligible for Medicaid, and make their way back into the program, there are other options for many people that cannot re-enroll.
The good news? Many of those no longer eligible for Medicaid or CHIP will be able to get health insurance through employers.
Employer-provided coverage delivers affordable, high-quality health care and provides financial peace of mind to more than 180 million Americans and their loved ones. With benefits like emergency and preventive care, prescription drug coverage, dental and vision, mental health care support, and care coordination — employer-provided coverage empowers Americans to choose and control the care and protection they receive through work. And it’s estimated that around half of Americans losing Medicaid coverage will transition to this kind of coverage.
A strong majority of Americans (63%) with employer-provided coverage are satisfied with their coverage, and 68% prefer to get their coverage through their employer rather than the federal or state government.