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Friday, February 23, 2018

Locking People Out of Medicaid Coverage Will Increase Uninsured, Harm Beneficiaries’ Health [feedly]

Locking People Out of Medicaid Coverage Will Increase Uninsured, Harm Beneficiaries' Health
https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/locking-people-out-of-medicaid-coverage-will-increase-uninsured-harm-beneficiaries

State and federal policymakers have tried for several decades to make it easier for people to demonstrate their Medicaid eligibility by streamlining enrollment processes and limiting unnecessary requests for documents to verify eligibility. Kentucky's new Medicaid waiver and the extension of Indiana's current waiver mark a sharp reversal of these efforts: both erect multiple new barriers that can trip up eligible but unaware enrollees and lead them to lose coverage or even not apply in the first place if they think they aren't eligible.

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