Systems and Standards Issue Briefs
September 21, 2022

Strategies to Ensure Continuous Coverage for Children at the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By: Jacqueline Marks, Linda Elam, Kinda Serafi, Cindy Mann

As states plan for the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and how best to protect coverage for eligible children, it is an opportunity to build on the success of continuous coverage under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This issue brief reviews the importance of continuity of coverage for all children and highlights state opportunities, through State Plan Amendments and 1115 demonstrations, to implement continuous enrollment policies.

This issue brief is one in a three-part series focused on improving access to health care coverage at the end of the PHE, see also: