Top Medicaid administrator highlights ‘unwinding’ challenges


A top state Medicaid administrator recounted the many lessons the state has learned  grappling with the thousands of Kansans whose eligibility for health insurance coverage was in question as the pandemic health emergency came to an end.

Christine Osterlund, deputy secretary at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, appeared before the joint legislative KanCare oversight committee and explained how the state was unwinding from a federal law that kept beneficiaries from being removed from Medicaid during the pandemic.

States across the country are now "unwinding" from the continuous enrollment provision in federal law that blocked beneficiaries from being removed . . .


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