Medicaid enrollment was 72.3 million in April, up from 71.5 million in March and 71 million in February.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News|July 29, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the impact of the recession caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 began to take hold.
Yet, the growth in participation in the state-federal health insurance program for low-income people was less than many analysts predicted. One possible factor tempering enrollment: People with concerns about catching the coronavirus avoided seeking care and figured they didn’t need the coverage.
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