Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Interim Report, Coverage During the PHE
Iowa Medicaid was expanded on January 1, 2014, under an 1115 waiver to include adults ages 19-64 with 0-133% FPL who were not categorically eligible. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center has provided numerous reports detailing the results of the first demonstration period (January 2014-December 2019)/ These reports are available on the PPC website at at Iowa Medicaid Expansion | Public Policy Center (uiowa.edu). The waiver was renewed on January 1, 2020. This report provides a brief look into Medicaid enrollment before and after the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is the result of work being completed to determine the effects of the pandemic and federal PHE flexibility on Medicaid coverage as a basis for later adjustments to evaluation data collection, methods, and analysis.