Medicaid review could drop 400,000 Michigan residents from coverage

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  • Emergency Medicaid coverage protection extended during the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire April 1 
  • Millions of people nationally are expected to lose coverage, including many who qualify but don’t fill out required forms 
  • Coverage for 60,000 Michigan enrollees who depend on federal community health centers is also in jeopardy

In just two months, a bureaucratic review will begin that experts say could cost hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders their health insurance — and threaten nonprofit clinics that treat more than 400,000 Medicaid patients across the state.

Beginning April 1, more than 3 million Michigan Medicaid clients will have to prove they are eligible for benefits extended since 2020 under a federal health emergency that barred states from removing anyone from Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan’s Medicaid ranks grew by more than 700,000 since the pandemic hit. 

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