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HHS Aims to Expand Medicaid Coverage in Massachusetts, Oregon

Sept. 28, 2022, 5:27 PM

The US Department of Health and Human Services approved Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers in Massachusetts and Oregon, which plan to test improvements that would ensure more eligible people retain their Medicaid coverage, according to a Wednesday news release.

The demonstrations were approved through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS said.

In Oregon, Medicaid enrollment eligibility will be extended for children until they are six years old.

In Massachusetts, the program will provide up to 12 months of continuous coverage for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries upon release from correctional settings and 24 months for beneficiaries ...