States to Review Medicaid Eligibility

Estimates suggest millions may lose Medicaid coverage.

The government-sponsored Medicaid program covers roughly 84 million people, and new reports indicate that as many as 14 million may not qualify for that coverage in 2023. During this year, states are now being required to assess the eligibility of every person on Medicaid. Recipients will have to provide verification of personal information, including addresses, income, and the size of their households. 

Some states are moving through their requirements faster than others in checking eligibility. As early as April, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia may be removing ineligible individuals from Medicaid roles. Other states will begin taking action in May, June, or July.  

Those who no longer qualify for Medicaid will be encouraged to go to the Affordable Care Marketplace for coverage. While over half of children in the U.S. are covered through Medicaid’s children’s Health Insurance Program, it is estimated that 80 to 90 percent will remain eligible.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as she heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • For Director Daniel Tsai of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services as he provides guidance to the states in reviewing insurance rolls.
  • For the Medicaid directors in each state as they determine whether or not recipients remain eligible for coverage.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Hill 


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