What you should know about
"The Medicaid Cliff."
At the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government provided massive funding to the states to support the exploding number of people joining their Medicaid programs. This included Maine's Medicaid program, called MaineCare. In exchange, states were prohibited from revalidating Medicaid recipients’ eligibility for the duration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)
With the PHE ending in April, states will begin revalidating Medicaid recipients’ eligibility. Those recipients who cannot be contacted will likely be removed from the ranks. IF THIS INCLUDES YOU, YOU COULD LOSE YOUR COVERAGE. The federal government estimates that as many as 19M Medicaid recipients could lose coverage during the revalidation process. This is the so-called “Medicaid Cliff.”
What can you do?
In order to make sure that your coverage continues, that you don’t fall into the ranks of the uninsured, and that you’re able to continue receiving care from us, it’s vital that you respond promptly to any information requests from Medicaid – in Maine, known as MaineCare. This may be challenging if, like many, you have moved during the nearly 3-year moratorium on Medicaid revalidations.
Here are the simple steps you can take:
You should immediately check to make sure that MaineCare has the correct contact information for you. You can do this by clicking HERE and following the prompts To Create an Account.
Once your contact information is updated, be sure to watch for any communication from MaineCare and respond to it immediately
We are here to help.
If, at any point in this process, you have questions about the Medicaid Cliff or what you need to do to make sure you it doesn’t affect your coverage, feel free to reach out to us. We are always ready to assist you!
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