COFA migrants to be covered under Medicaid

Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

For the first time since 1996, COFA migrants are slated to qualify in the upcoming vote on federal government funding for Medicaid coverage, which is at over 80% for Guam since the formula was adjusted earlier in the year, Congressman Michael San Nicolas announced in a news release.

“These two breakthroughs combined are huge for Guam, as it transfers Guam MIP cost centers to Medicaid, and has the costs covered over 80% federally, compared to Guam absorbing it at 100% locally,” San Nicolas stated in a news release.

He added that more updates will be forthcoming over the next 24 to 48 hours, including updates on relief and stimulus packages.