Dems Ask CMS To Let States Expand Medicaid Coverage Amid COVID-19

By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Emily Martin / March 6, 2020 at 5:37 PM
Three Democratic lawmakers called on HHS to allow states to use 1115 waivers to cover more uninsured people under Medicaid amid COVID-19 concerns, as they criticized CMS Administrator Seema Verma for saying the uninsured can go to community health centers for testing. In a letter sent Friday (March 6) to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) called for...

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