Advocates Encouraged By AZ’s Initial Medicaid Disenrollment Process

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / May 25, 2023 at 5:46 PM
Arizona has reduced its Medicaid enrollment by about 56,000 beneficiaries since April 1 as one of the first states to begin trimming Medicaid rolls, alongside heavily criticized states like Arkansas and Idaho -- yet beneficiary advocates say the southwestern state is on a much better trajectory. Five states began dropping Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees in April after the maintenance of effort requirement expired and states could begin normal redeterminations following a near three-year pause due to the...

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