The Center for Excellence in Polling surveyed likely voters early in February 2022 to gauge their opinions on Medicaid expansion and new federal matching dollars for the program that were approved under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The additional FFCRA funding prohibits states from removing individuals from their Medicaid rolls, even when they become ineligible.
More than half of all likely voters (62%) in the national poll said that states should not be required to keep people in the Medicaid program when they are not qualified for benefits. This includes a majority of Democrats and Independents.
Other measures supported by voters include…
…verifying whether individuals are truly eligible for benefits prior to approving their application.
…cross-checking Medicaid rolls against other state and federal data to ensure eligibility.
..and penalizing hospitals when they repeatedly enroll patients in Medicaid though they are ineligible for benefits.