Nov 2, 2022 • 1HR 2M

Ep. 27 - COVID-19 information amnesty?


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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron take a look at what open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act plans looks like for 2022. Should providers and patients be aware of any changes?

Then, virtually all states saw their Medicaid enrollment numbers jump during the COVID-19 pandemic but also saw it drop in 2022. What does 2023 have in store for Medicaid?

Plus, should we declare amnesty for COVID-19 mistakes? Should we forgive and forget or should we prosecute (literally or at the ballot box) those who shared bad information (unintentionally) or those in leadership who made bad decisions (unintentionally)?

Finally, some Halloween-themed healthcare haikus.


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Articles mentioned in this program:

Shopping for ACA Health Insurance? Here’s What’s New This Year - Kaiser Health News

Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2022 & 2023 - Kaiser Family Foundation

Team Biden’s latest welfare expansion: Medicaid payments for housing, food, even furniture - The New York Post

Let’s declare a pandemic amnesty - Emily Oster via The Atlantic

A ‘Pandemic Amnesty’? Hell, No - Michael Brendan Dougherty via National Review

Readers Boo Medical Debt and Viral Threats in Winning Halloween Haikus - Kaiser Health News