As Alaska works through Medicaid renewals, only about a third of people are staying covered

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
From The Center

When Brandy Barnes got the first notice that she might be dropped from Medicaid, she was worried. One of her teenage sons is autistic and needs significant care to lead a full life. “My main concern is that my son is disabled,” she said. “He has therapies, medications, doctor appointments that cannot be dropped. I started asking around, and apparently this was happening to everyone.” She said everything from his education to his bus pass are dependent on his Medicaid status. Barnes was proactive during the pandemic and updated her...

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