When the coronavirus, better known as COVID 19, was discovered in the United States there were many things put into place to protect people’s health, welfare and safety. These things were put into place as part of what is called a Public Health Emergency.
It is likely that soon there will no longer be a need for a Public Health Emergency. When this happens there will be a need to “unwind” what has been in place.
When the Public Health Emergency began many people lost their jobs and their medical insurance. Therefore, the Federal government made changes to who could receive Medicaid during this time. States were also not allowed to take anyone off Medicaid during this time.
Once the federal government says there is no longer a Public Health Emergency, some people who have Medicaid will no longer be eligible to be covered by Medicaid. When this happens, every State will have to look at EVERY person on Medicaid to decide if that person still qualifies to receive Medicaid.
This will be A LOT of work for states.
Colorado is already beginning to get ready for this.
One of the first steps will be for States to send a letter to every person who has Medicaid right now.
- It is VERY IMPORTANT that the Medicaid office has your correct address. Every person on Medicaid should make sure their Medicaid agency has current contact information.
- It is VERY IMPORTANT that everyone on Medicaid check their mail and mails back any Medicaid forms received.
- Doing this will make sure that Medicaid paperwork is getting to the right place.
- If your address for Medicaid is not correct, or you do not respond, you will be dropped from Medicaid.
Don’t risk losing your Medicaid! -- If you have moved call your Medicaid office TODAY and be sure they have your correct address.
Adams County Medicaid office phone number: (303) 287-8831
Or, if you are able, use the Colorado PEAK website: https://coloradopeak.secure.fo...