The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing on expiring supplemental Medicaid funding for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 provided the U.S. territories with additional funds and, in some cases, higher matching rates to help sustain their Medicaid programs, for which federal funding is capped and set in statute at a lower rate than if it were set by the same method used to determine states’ match rates. About 1.5 million Medicaid enrollees could begin to lose coverage after this and other supplemental funding for the programs expires by yearend, said subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. Testifying at the hearing were representatives from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission and the five territorial Medicaid agencies.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a fact sheet for state and local governments seeking Medicare, Medicaid or Children’s…
Headline
State Medicaid programs are reporting an uptick in enrollment compared with their fiscal year 2020 projections, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. The…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday approved a state of Washington-developed emergency demonstration project to adjust its Medicaid…
Headline
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority this week asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to approve a Healthy Adult Opportunity…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday granted a Section 1135 Medicaid waiver for the COVID-19 emergency to Utah, bringing the national…
Headline
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission published a pair of reports last week. In its March report to Congress, MACPAC, a key congressional advisor…