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Biden-Harris Administration Improve Access to Care for Millions of People on Medicaid

By April 27, 2023No Comments

New Rules Come As Republicans Passed Bill to Rip Away Medicaid Coverage From 21+ Million Americans

Washington, DC — Today, CMS issued two new rules to strengthen access to care for millions of people who depend on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Together, the two new rules would ensure the 92 million adults and children who rely on Medicaid have meaningful access to health care services including primary care, behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and OB/GYN care by establishing national standards for the time patients must wait to see a provider and the distance they must travel. This and other policy changes will expand access to affordable care, address disparities, and ensure value for taxpayer money in the Medicaid program. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“The Biden-Harris administration’s new rules will improve access to care for the 54 percent of children in America who rely on Medicaid and CHIP, and for the 92 million people who depend on Medicaid. The contrast could not be clearer: while Republicans are passing harmful legislation to slash vital programs and throw people off of their health care, President Biden is working to strengthen Medicaid for families across America.”