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For nearly 60 years, Medicaid has helped support tens of millions of low-income Americans, including seniors and people with disabilities, with low-cost or free health coverage. Come 2023, a new set of rules proposed by the federal government could improve timely access to this program for millions of eligible individuals.
In an effort to enroll and retain eligible people in programs like Medicaid more effectively — while also ensuring that state agencies avoid more administrative work — the proposal outlines various steps intended to:
These proposed changes are in addition to a number of adjustments made previously, which were similarly aimed at helping to close gaps in coverage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on this new proposal no later than Nov. 7, 2022. Visit the CMS’ dedicated page on this proposed rule to learn how you can submit comments electronically or via regular mail.
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