Phil Galewitz, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, covers Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and various state health issues. He has covered the health beat for more than two decades. He is a former board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and has worked for the Palm Beach Post, the Associated Press and the Patriot-News. He has a bachelor’s in health planning and administration and a master’s in public administration with an emphasis in health policy from Penn State University.
Before the Covid-19 public health emergency began in 2020, millions of children churned on and off Medicaid each year — an indication that many were losing coverage because of administrative problems, rather than because their family’s income had increased and made them ineligible. Spurred by pandemic-era lessons, several states are rethinking their enrollment policies for […]