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As states address the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), 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:





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One of the key issues facing families and policymakers as the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to an endemic issue is the impending “unwinding” of continuous coverage...