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Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid and CHIP RFI

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Published on Apr 19, 2022

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Medicaid is an essential part of American health care. It helps improve the health and financial security of millions of Americans every day, including more than 2 million veterans. Health insurance providers are committed to ensuring that Medicaid is effective, affordable, and accountable.

Consistent with that commitment, AHIP responded to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid and CHIP (April 18, 2022). The RFI is among the first steps CMS is taking to develop a comprehensive strategy for Americans to access Medicaid and CHIP. The RFI asked questions about how to improve access through the enrollment process, help low-income families keep their coverage, and help people access services and support programs.

AHIP’s comments reflected its perspectives on how to increase the stability of Medicaid enrollment, ensure that Americans continue to have access to health care coverage, improve health equity, and ensure stability in care and service access.

Health insurance providers know that Medicaid needs to work for those who depend on it, and the hardworking taxpayers who pay for it. We are committed to ensuring that Medicaid is effective and accountable.