The U.S. federal government is asking the state governors to slow down the process of cutting Medicaid benefits to thousands of beneficiaries.
Biden Administration on Medicaid Coverage
Medicaid coverage is a vital benefit to millions of Americans across the country. But as the pandemic ends, millions also lose their Medicaid coverage because either they are no longer eligible or they were not able to renew and process their benefits.
In a published article in SCNOW, the U.S. federal government is asking and requesting the state governors to slow down the process of cutting into the list of thousands of Americans in Medicaid coverage. Biden administration contended that they only lose Medicaid because of administrative reasons.
The Biden administration added that thousands of Medicaid beneficiaries lose their benefits because they were not able to respond on time with their forms, they changed addresses, or they do not understand the renewal process. These things are understandable and could be mitigated, the administration continues.
Federal Government is Requesting that State Governors to Slow Down the Process of Cutting Medicaid
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra wrote in a letter on Monday, “I am deeply concerned with the number of people unnecessarily losing coverage, especially those who appear to have lost coverage for avoidable reasons that state Medicaid offices have the power to prevent or mitigate.”
Becerra added, Nobody “should lose coverage simply because they changed addresses, didn’t receive a form or didn’t have enough information about the renewal process,” Buffalo News reports.