Implications for Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will have numerous implications for the many policies that were temporarily waived or modified to help respond to the pandemic. This page includes key KFF resources examining how the eventual expiration of the PHE will affect the health care system.

10 Things to Know About the Unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision (February 22, 2023)

Commercialization of COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Tests: Implications for Access and Coverage (February 13, 2023) (Related web event)

The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Details on Health Coverage and Access (February 3, 2023)

What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End? Implications for Coverage, Costs, and Access (January 31, 2023)

Implications of Continuous Eligibility Policies for Children’s Medicaid Enrollment Churn (December 21, 2022)

A 50-State Review of Access to State Medicaid Program Information for People with Limited English Proficiency and/or Disabilities Ahead of the PHE Unwinding (August 26, 2022)

Medicaid Public Health Emergency Unwinding Policies Affecting Seniors & People with Disabilities: Findings from a 50-State Survey (July 11, 2022)

Community Health Centers Are Taking Actions to Prepare for the Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency (June 3, 2022)

Unwinding the PHE: What We Can Learn From Pre-Pandemic Enrollment Patterns (May 10, 2022)

Fiscal and Enrollment Implications of Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement During and After the PHE Ends (May 10, 2022)

Medicaid Managed Care Plans Can Help Enrollees Maintain Coverage as the Public Health Emergency Unwinds (March 22, 2022)

Web Event: Telehealth – Beyond the Public Health Emergency (March 22, 2022)

How Many Medicaid Enrollees Moved In 2020 And What Are The Implications For Unwinding the Public Health Emergency? (March 17, 2022)

Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies as of January 2022: Findings from a 50-State Survey (March 16, 2022)

Web Event: Looking Ahead to the End of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Enrollment Requirement (March 16, 2022)

Telehealth Has Played an Outsized Role Meeting Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 15, 2022)

Unwinding of the PHE: Maintaining Medicaid for People with Limited English Proficiency (March 3, 2022)

Without Build Back Better, Will the End of the Public Health Emergency Leave Even More People Uninsured? (March 2, 2022)

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