By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Almost 500 Wrangell households received Medicaid benefits last year


April 12, 2023

The state has embarked on a mandatory income eligibility review of about 150,000 households receiving Medicaid benefits — covering as many as 260,000 people, more than one in three Alaskans. Nearly 500 Wrangell households could be in that stack.

That represents about half of all the households in the community of just under 2,100 residents.

The Alaska Department of Health reported an average monthly caseload of 476 Wrangell households enrolled in Medicaid in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022.

The program provides health care coverage for lower-income individuals and families, with...

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