Medicaid Has Opportunity to Address Inequities Amplified by COVID-19

In a Health Affairs blog, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) outlines opportunities for Medicaid to address health disparities experienced by communities of color and exacerbated by COVID-19. CHCS notes that given Medicaid’s role in providing care to low-income communities, including many Black and Hispanic communities, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these individuals, Medicaid programs have the opportunity to address many of these disparities by leveraging existing and new authorities, enabled through recent COVID-19 federal regulatory flexibilities.