This report by The George Washington University offers recommendations for minimizing coverage loss for people enrolled in Medicaid as Montana implements new state and federal policies in the coming year.

The report estimates that roughly 71,000 Montanans could lose coverage by January 2024 and offers recommendations to minimize coverage loss among people eligible for Medicaid. Recommendations include extending the unwinding period, partnering with population-based advocacy organizations, working closely with Native nations to identify specific needs, and establishing a direct liaison to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to coordinate enrollment in marketplace coverage for those who are eligible.

This report was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and produced by Isabel Platt and Leighton Ku from The George Washington University.

Read GWU’s report summary here.