Oregon pioneers continuous Medicaid coverage for kids through their 6th birthday

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.

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