By Garland Kennedy
Sitka Sentinel 

Thousands of Alaskans at risk of losing Medicaid coverage

 


A federal rule that prevented states from removing people from Medicaid rolls during the pandemic ended last week and some may lose health coverage if they no longer meet low-income guidelines, an official at SEARHC offices in Sitka said.

However, those who do lose Medicaid will have a special enrollment period to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, said Susan Briles, patient health benefits manager at SEARHC. The federal program subsidizes insurance premiums based on an individual’s income.

Before the 2020 pandemic rule, Medicaid users were required to renew their app...



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