Last updated: December 1, 2023 

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has ended. The process of “unwinding,” with many policies put in place during the pandemic ending or changing, has begun. The PHE Unwinding will mean that more than 80 million individuals and families nationwide will be required to renew their Medicaid coverage and many children risk losing coverage even if they are still eligible.

For families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), any lapse in health care coverage could have devastating impacts. This is particularly concerning for children of color, many of whom are covered by Medicaid and also face additional barriers to accessing health care.

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