This commentary is by Dr. Marvin Malek, an internist and member of the executive committee of Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program. He lives in Berlin.

Thanks to Dr. Jane Katz Field for pointing out some of the implications of the Medicaid “unwinding” precipitated by the end of the Covid-related public health emergency.

During the emergency, Medicaid programs around the country were prohibited from disenrolling anyone already in the Medicaid program. With the end of the public health emergency, Medicaid eligibility determinations have resumed, and millions of Americans — including thousands of Vermonters — will lose their coverage.  continue reading