The End of Automatic Medicaid Renewals


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress put in place automatic renewal protections to ensure that Medicaid enrollees were able to keep their health insurance through Medicaid, even if their income or circumstances changed. This requirement ensured millions of individuals and families were able to keep their health insurance during a time of uncertainty and rising costs. However, Congress has now ended the automatic renewal protection – and millions of people have started losing their health insurance along with access to the care they need. The situation is even worse for people living in the 10 states that still haven’t expanded Medicaid, where the burden of living without health insurance is falling mostly on Black and Latino communities.

Access to affordable coverage like Medicaid significantly improves chances of diagnosing, treating, and surviving cancer. Interruptions in insurance, like those that will result from the end of automatic Medicaid renewals, can have catastrophic effects on cancer patients who cannot delay treatment. ACS CAN is dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

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Among patients with cancer, those with Medicaid coverage disruptions were significantly more likely to have advanced stage cancer and worse survival than patients without disruptions.

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Sign the petition: Add your voice in support of Medicaid Expansion

In the 10 states that have failed to expand Medicaid, over 2 million Americans are living without access to affordable health coverage. The end of automatic Medicaid renewals means even more are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage. Join ACS CAN as we fight to close the Medicaid coverage gap so that everyone has access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage.

Have you or a loved one lost your Medicaid coverage or received notice to renew your Medicaid?

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Latest Updates

July 13, 2023

Approximately 77,000 individuals were disenrolled from the state Medicaid program in June, marking 219,126 disenrollments since Arkansas resumed eligibility reviews in Medicaid following the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 11, 2023

On Monday, the Arkansas Department of Human Services released a report showing that nearly 75,000 Arkansans lost Medicaid coverage in the first two months of the state’s redetermination of eligibility. More than 85% of them lost coverage for procedural reasons, not necessarily because they were no longer eligible.

December 20, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Early this morning Congress released a proposed FY 2023 funding deal that includes an increase of $2.5 billion for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $408 million more for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and provides a funding boost to cancer