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December 16, 2022

Group: End of COVID Emergency Could Threaten Medicaid Coverage

WSAZ – The COVID-19 pandemic forced government at all levels to take unprecedented action, and now as the pandemic wanes, officials have to consider ways to unwind those emergency actions.

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The West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy says one such move could leave children without health insurance whenever President Biden ends the federal, public health emergency — perhaps in early 2023.

The center’s director, Kelly Allen, told the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children and Families the emergency action has provided continuous access to Medicaid since the pandemic.

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