“Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks,” by Hillary Borrud, The Oregonian
“Oregon has kicked nearly 55,000 people off its Medicaid program, after the state found they no longer qualified or failed to respond to an eligibility check. . . . Historically, around 28 percent of Oregonians on Medicaid were found to no longer qualify at annual eligibility reviews. But when the state finished working through its backlog of 115,000 Medicaid enrollees, it took the free insurance away from nearly 48 percent of them.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Similar reviews in other states would produce similar results. Eligibility quality control in Medicaid, especially for long-term care benefits, is deficient.
Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks