MILLIONS Are at Risk of Losing Medical Insurance!
(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Medicaid currently covers approximately 84 million people. Since January 2020 the program has grown by 20 million people, however, many people might be at risk of losing their coverage in the next year. States are slowly starting to check and verify people’s eligibility for Medicaid for the first time in three years. As a result, close to 14 million people could potentially lose their healthcare coverage.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government prohibited states from kicking people off of Medicaid even if they no longer had an episode. This was because prior to the pandemic, it was common for people to lose their Medicaid coverage if they started to make too much money. They would also lose their access to Medicaid if they moved to a new state. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across the country, the federal government prohibited the removal of these people from Medicaid.
For the first time since then, states are now going to start checking again whether those benefiting from Medicaid are eligible for it. This means that people will need to start filling out forms with information regarding their household and income.
Depending on the state one is in, people might find that they are losing access to Medicaid relatively soon, as Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia will start removing ineligible Medicaid recipients in April. Other states will start the process in May, June, or July.
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