December 18,2023

Wyden Statement on Medicaid Redeterminations Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released new data about coverage among children in states as they continue to redetermine eligibility of their residents for Medicaid following the end of pandemic-era coverage policies:

“Today CMS has made it clear: states have the power to make choices that will safeguard children’s health and prevent families from becoming uninsured,” Wyden said. “I’m pleased to have more data to illustrate what states can do to help families during this challenging time. Unfortunately, it’s clear that too many Republican governors have chosen to put politics before children’s health, but it's encouraging to see CMS once again give these governors the opportunity to do right by the families they cover. I’ll be working hard with CMS to ensure everything possible is done to protect coverage for families walking an economic tightrope.”