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Health officials urging Marylanders to ensure they don’t lose Medicaid coverage

Secretary of Health Laura Herrera Scott and other state health officials urge Marylanders to stay informed on Medicaid re-enrollment on May 11, 2023. Photo by Danielle J. Brown.

Maryland state officials are pushing a statewide informational campaign to ensure that Marylanders who are still eligible for Medicaid do not lose out on coverage now that the public health emergency for COVID-19 has come to an end.

“While we remain committed to fighting COVID-19, we recognize that this milestone brings change. This includes the return of Medicaid renewal,” said Secretary of Health Laura Herrera Scott at a Thursday press conference announcing the state’s informational campaign.

Medicaid is a federal program for low-income individuals and families to receive health insurance funded by federal and state dollars.

Pre-pandemic, Medicaid recipients had to re-enroll annually to redetermine eligibility. But over the COVID pandemic years, states were prohibited from rolling people off the program even

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