Medicaid Enrollment Up, CHIP Enrollment Down

During the Public Health Emergency Declaration, Medicaid enrollment in Pennsylvania has increased by 14 percent, adding an additional 416,000 enrollees for a total of 3,247,991 in March 2021. While Pennie has extended a Special Open Enrollment Period until Aug. 15, 2021, and offered more opportunities for additional tax credits to lower premiums, Medicaid is still a viable option for many consumers. Enrollment in the Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has decreased by 12 percent due to the transition of children to the Medicaid Program.