Casey Introduces Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Economic Crisis

As states face an economic downturn and Americans lose health care coverage due to job loss during the public health pandemic, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act (S 4108). This legislation would respond to the increased need for health care during the public health and economic crisis by creating a quicker and more responsive process for supporting state Medicaid programs. It would address fluctuating demand in states for Medicaid by automatically connecting the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) to state unemployment levels, so that additional federal aid would ebb and flow with a state’s economy. Read more about the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act here.