Millions of U.S. residents may lose medicaid next year

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On July 24, 2020, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during an event in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo
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On July 24, 2020, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during an event in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo

Millions of U.S. residents may lose medicaid next year

When the federal government declared the COVID-19 pandemic a public health emergency, annual Medicaid “redeterminations” halted. But if the emergency expires in December, hundreds of thousands of poor and disabled Illinoisans will be kicked out of the government-funded healthcare plan.

GUEST: Stephanie Goldberg, Crain’s Chicago Business reporter