Millions of Americans are losing Medicaid. Here is why.
During the pandemic the federal government declared a public health emergency. During the public health emergency Medicaid was required to continue coverage for all members, even when they were no longer eligible. This was so Medicaid members didn’t have to worry about being insured during a challenging time.
On December 23, 2022, Congress passed the FY 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act. This Act is the end of the continuous enrollment requirement for Medicaid. Meaning Medicaid is no longer required to continue coverage for all members when they lose eligibility.
The Department of Workforce Services has already started reviewing each Medicaid case. This will continue over the next twelve months. Each member will be assigned a month where their case will be reviewed. You will be informed before your review takes place. So make sure your contact info with the DWS is correct. During the review, if you are found no longer eligible, you will lose you will lose your Medicaid plan.
In Utah alone, it's estimated that 200,000 men, women, and children will be losing their coverage.
Here at Lake Point Insurance Agency we want you and your loved ones to be insured. Without the hassle that comes with shopping on your own. Many families may still qualify for free health coverage. Contact us and get free quotes for all types of insurance.