37,000 LA Residents Set to Lose Medicaid
Next month, around 37,000 Louisiana residents will lose their state-funded health care, AKA Medicaid. Every year, the state does a check everyone on the program to see if their reported income (as stated on their 2018 income taxes) is within the range to qualify for the program.
New software designed to make this process faster and more efficient has determined that 37,000 people who currently rely on the system for their health care are in danger of losing it. Letters of denial have been sent to folks who, according to the new software, earned too much money in 2018 to receive the state-funded benefits.
The Ark-La-Tex homepage reports that almost all of the people that could lose their Medicaid benefits are non-elderly adults. If you receive one of these letters, and would like to dispute it, you need to reply fight away or risk losing your health coverage on March 31st.