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United States of Care Submits Comments in Response to the Release of the Proposed Rule to Streamline Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Processes

Published On November 7, 2022

On Monday, November 7, United States of Care submitted the following comments in response to the release of the proposed rule to streamline the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment processes. This proposed rule —  released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — would streamline existing enrollment and retention processes and restrict actions taken by states to limit or revoke access to Medicaid and/or CHIP. 

Our response follows our United Solutions for Care released earlier this year and highlights provisions in the proposed rule that ensure that health care is both dependable and understandable for people eligible for Medicaid coverage. Our letter highlights the following provisions in the proposed rule:

  • Streamlining the enrollment and renewal processes for people who are seniors and/or have disabilities. 
  • Improving enrollee retention to make it easier for people eligible for Medicaid to stay enrolled in Medicaid.
  • Eliminating barriers to coverage in CHIP to align CHIP policies with Medicaid and ensure kids have continued access to health care.
  • Enhancing the integrity of these programs while also allowing people sufficient time to prove their eligibility.

USofCare looks forward to continuing to work with CMS to further strengthen Medicaid and CHIP and expand affordable, dependable health care coverage for all.