Arizona Residents Losing Medicaid Coverage

C. Heslop

In January 2023, 2.5 million Arizona residents enrolled in Medicaid. The benefits and extensions provided by President Biden during the two-year economic shutdown ended. The state will begin cutting people off from government-funded plans. The people most at risk are the ones added during the pandemic.

Officials will re-evaluate the list. They will remove anyone who no longer qualifies based on income. Some social workers help residents reconnect to affordable plans. States like Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, and Arizona begin the redetermination process in April. Most states will start in May, June, or July.

When each state finishes the classification process, 8 million Americans will lose Medicaid. The status change is because higher incomes revoke eligibility.

Affected persons can visit marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. It is the only place where people can buy individual insurance with help from an income-based subsidy. Find options through the federal government’s website. Most have monthly premium plans.

Jeremy Smith claims it is not as daunting as many believe. “A very large percentage of people can qualify for a plan starting at $0 per month,” he said. Smith explains that the difference between Medicaid and individual coverage is the deductible. When privately sourced, the deductible needs to be addressed before coverage starts.

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