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Alaska health department changes Medicaid renewal process to keep thousands covered

Posted on AllSides October 9th, 2023
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Following a three-year pause on dropping Alaskans from Medicaid during the COVID pandemic, the state health department is now changing how it processes renewals, to keep more people enrolled. The goal is to reduce the number of people who are disenrolled for procedural, or paperwork, reasons, after 37% of Alaska’s Medicaid recipients were procedurally disenrolled in the first four months following the COVID pause. Many of those disenrolled are actually still eligible for Medicaid but require more paperwork. Sometimes that’s because people enrolled don’t have an updated address on file...

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