According to an article by the Missouri Independent, over 50,000 Missouri Medicaid recipients have lost coverage in the first two months of the Medicaid renewal process. The renewal process, which was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed in June 2023. The process is intended to check if recipients are still eligible for health insurance coverage through Medicaid, also known as MO Healthnet.
However, as many as 40,000 lost their Medicaid coverage not because they were determined to be ineligible, but due to procedural reasons. These procedural reasons include not receiving their renewal notice in the mail, failure to complete the paperwork in a timely manner, or technical failures in the submission of the paperwork.
An earlier blog post detailed how the renewal process works: MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) Annual Reviews
Even if a person loses coverage, they can still have their coverage reinstated if they submit the required paperwork within 90 days of their coverage being ended. After 90 days, individuals must restart the Medicaid application process from the beginning.
If you need help with any stage of the MO HealthNet annual review process, please call Mitchell, Brown & Associates at (314) 962-0186.
Related article from the Missouri Independent: Paperwork issues meant more than 16,000 Missourians lost Medicaid coverage in July