Around 1.5 million Medicaid coverage recipients were dropped from the benefits across the country as states change the requirements for eligibility.
Medicaid Coverage During the Post-Pandemic
Medicaid coverage is one of the essential and relevant benefits among American households especially when one of the members of the family gets sick. However, around 1.5 million Medicaid coverage beneficiaries were dropped or removed from the benefit.
In a published article in Associated Press, the Biden administration is not pleased and even requested to slow down the process of cutting off eligible households in Medicaid coverage. Even though there is a need to review the eligibility requirement this post-pandemic, the current administration believes that there are factors to be considered where this situation can be avoided.
States that Started to Cut the List of Households for Medicaid Coverage
According to a published article in The Daily Record, more than two dozen states started to remove people from Medicaid coverage in April. It was found that Florida topped among the states with the most number of people removed from the coverage. It also includes the following:
- New Hampshire
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
In Arkansas alone, more than 140,000 were removed and it is expected that there will be more in the upcoming days. Furthermore, the Department of Human Services said in a statement, a 2021 state law requires the post-pandemic eligibility redeterminations to be completed in six months, and the state will continue to swiftly disenroll individuals who are no longer eligible.”