Securing the Safety Net and Protecting Public Health During a PandemicMedicaid’s Response to COVID-19

JAMA
May 26, 2020, Vol 323, No. 20, Pages 1989-2104
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

Securing the Safety Net and Protecting Public Health During a PandemicMedicaid’s Response to COVID-19
Chethan Bachireddy, MD, MSc; Christopher Chen, MD, MBA; Mohammad Dar, MD
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JAMA. 2020;323(20):2009-2010. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4272
This Viewpoint reviews options legally available to state Medicaid programs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including increasing coverage of the uninsured, expanding telehealth capabilities, removing financial barriers to testing and treatment, and easing limits on drug prescriptions.