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House Human Services Finance provides DHS overview on Minnesota Health Care Program Plan to Unwind Continuous Eligibility

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

St. Paul, MN - Today, the House Human Services Finance Committee heard testimony from the Department of Human Services on the Minnesota Health Care Program’s plan to unwind continuous eligibility. As Medicaid ends its continuous coverage, the committee highlighted the need to prioritize stability for children, families, and individuals on health care programs. 

“The height of the pandemic rightfully saw a wave of resources and support for health care programs, but now, as continuous coverage ends, it’s imperative that we ensure Minnesotans who are eligible for Medicaid aren’t lost in the shuffle,” said Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL - Minneapolis), Chair of the committee. “Today’s testimony from the department shows that we have a lot of work ahead of us, but it’s a challenge we can and must meet to ensure Minnesotans are receiving the services they need.”

Continuous coverage ends March 31, with Medicaid redeterminations beginning as early as April 1. The complete presentation from the department can be found here. Video of today’s hearing can be found on the House Public Information YouTube page