Bear with a stethoscope The window of opportunity to make procedural or eligibility systems changes is quickly narrowing as states anticipate the lifting of the continuous enrollment requirement. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In the wake of job losses and reduced income during the pandemic, about half of the nation's children are enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. Many of them are at risk of losing this insurance if a federal continuous coverage requirement ends in 2022, perhaps as early as April.

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