Social workers worry that the states’ efforts to weed out improperly enrolled residents has led to wrongful terminations.
News Story (Missouri, Tennessee)
Kaiser Health News (KHN)
February 7, 2019
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Tags: Health Care, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)
Last year, Medicaid enrollment in those two states declined far faster than in other states, and most of those losing coverage are children, according to state data.
State health officials say several factors, including the improved economy, are behind last year’s drop of 7 percent in Missouri and 9 percent in Tennessee.