Public Health Emergency

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Alabama Medicaid Agency: Up to 100,000 Alabamians may have lost coverage

BY: - October 6, 2023

Up to 100,000 Alabamians may have lost Medicaid coverage since restrictions on federal bans on disenrollment expired earlier this year, according to preliminary numbers assembled by the Alabama Medicaid Agency. But Melanie Cleveland, a spokeswoman for the Medicaid Agency, said some of those removed could return within a 90-day window to restore coverage. “It is […]

Registered Nurse Orlyn Grace (L) administers a COVID-19 booster vaccination to Jeanie Merriman (R) at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 06, 2022 in San Rafael, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What the end of the COVID emergency means for Alabama

BY: - February 15, 2023

The end of the national COVID emergency could change what we know about the virus’ activities in Alabama. And it could also affect the state’s Medicaid rolls. The national public health emergency (PHE) required Medicaid agencies to keep people enrolled in the program, even if they no longer qualified for it. With the end of […]