The reason for this is that the shield of continuous coverage offered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will end in conjunction with the end of the covid “public health emergency,” which has been in effect for nearly three years now.
The Brandon regime announced plans to end the public health emergency by January 11, though analysts say that date could be extended another 60 days because of a White House promise to issue a two-month notice before it becomes official. Either way, we are just weeks or even days away from millions of Americans losing their health coverage.
“Once the state of emergency expires, regular income requirements and restrictions will apply,” reported The Epoch Times. “This will disqualify millions who’ve benefited from congressional legislation passed in 2020 preventing disenrollment for the duration of the COVID pandemic.”
“Even with an extension, it’s only delaying the inevitable, according to industry insiders. An avalanche of newly uninsured Americans will still tumble into the national health care system.” (Related: Remember when the World Health Organization [WHO] tried to declare another “global health emergency” over monkeypox?)
Will America face a serious mental health crisis once public health emergency coverage expires?
Once the public health emergency coverage comes to an end, at least 15 million Americans, including young children, will be immediately unenrolled, according to an analysis from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning Evaluation.
“Within that group, 8.2 million will no longer be eligible for Medicaid,” reports explain. “Another 5.3 million children also won’t qualify for CHIP.”
Not even one-third of those slated for ejection from coverage will qualify for tax credits or other programs, the result being that at least 10 million Americans who were covered for the past three years will no longer be covered the moment it all expires.
The result, according to analysts, will be increased costs for doctor visits – and especially those in the emergency room. It is also expected that mental health will massively decline for millions of people, creating a mental health crisis.
“We talk about this at work a lot,” said Amanda Jones, a senior health professional who has worked with U.S. government-run health care programs for nearly 15 years, to The Epoch Times.
“From the human perspective, it’s not just CHIP and Medicaid, it’s also disability plans. That’s what we’re most worried about, disability and seniors.”
It turns out that the vast majority of Americans – 93 percent, in fact – do not believe that the benefits of medical insurance outweigh the exorbitant costs. As a result, the vast majority of those who lose coverage will likely remain without coverage.
A 2022 study found that 112 million U.S. adults cannot afford medical insurance at the current rates. Those who were taking advantage of public health emergency coverage the past three years are in for a shock once that coverage expires.
“With a lapse in coverage, getting people back into their routine with their medical doctors is complicated,” Jones added.
“Higher administrative costs in health care will get passed onto other customers. There will also be a lot more emergency room visits.”
In 2021, Medicaid enrollment soared to record levels, topping 80 million people. Much of this was due to covid-related employment loss, which for many is still true today.
“If you think the mental health crisis is bad now with the increase in suicide, just wait until the underserved lose their healthcare,” added Dr. Kimberly Parker about what is coming.
The latest news about the ongoing fallout from the covid scamdemic can be found at Collapse.news.
Sources for this article include: