A majority of Medicaid members still don't know about redeterminations

The number of adults in a Medicaid-enrolled family that are unaware of impending redeterminations remains high across the nation.

According to a survey conducted in December and published Feb. 15 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 64 percent of Medicaid members or those with family enrolled said they have heard nothing about upcoming redeterminations. In June, the same survey found 62 percent of adults had no knowledge of Medicaid renewals.

"Awareness did not vary widely by state characteristics, which suggests the need for widespread outreach and education efforts," the foundation wrote.

The nation has been under continuous Medicaid enrollment since early 2020, which allowed 17.7 million people to gain coverage — a 25 percent increase in the program. On April 1, states will begin determining who is and is not eligible for Medicaid once again, with an estimated 15 million to 18 million people facing a loss of health coverage.

The Inflation Reduction Act extended ACA premium tax credits through the end of 2025, which will allow some Medicaid members to regain coverage through the federal or state marketplaces.

The nation's largest commercial payers have all majorly expanded ACA offerings for 2023 and are investing heavily in the transition.

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