Closing the coverage gap plays an integral role in the health and well-being of people covered. Firstly, it increases the number of people who can access healthcare services. Most Americans can seek and receive medical care when they are sick.
Secondly, by offering more people better protection against medical costs, closing the gap can assist lower families’ medical debt and enhance their credit scores. It reduces the number of people within the community with medical debt.
Thirdly, closing the medical coverage improves individuals’ financial well-being. Fourthly, it helps lower the mortality rates of communities, states, and countries.
The following can be done to offer a solution to the coverage gap:
- Apply effective lobbying techniques to influence the states that have not embraced expansion. This will ensure that all the states increase the coverage gap for the Medicaid program.
- The other solution is increasing federal funding for the program. One of the primary reasons for some states rejecting Medicaid expansion is financial limitations.
- Another solution is making sure that the states do not have an option in the implementation of the Medicaid coverage gap.
- It is also important to make medical insurance a top priority in the country.