Oregon is the first state in the nation that will allow kids with Medicaid coverage to remain continuously enrolled through their 6th birthday.
This means low-income families won’t have to re-enroll every year to keep their kids insured.
Gov. Kate Brown made the announcement Wednesday morning, alongside federal officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“Keeping young people continuously enrolled in Medicaid up to the age of 6, to prevent gaps in coverage, regardless of changes in their financial circumstances is a paradigm shift,” Brown said.
More than 1 in 3 children in Oregon is covered by the Oregon Health Plan.