Texas Leads Nation in Medicaid Disenrollment

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government stepped in to make it easier for poor Americans to enroll and stay on Medicaid. Those protections sunsetted this year, and now Texas leads the nation in disenrollment.

To be sure, loss of Medicaid benefits is a problem across the country. Even states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are seeing huge numbers of people kicked off the rolls. Some of these are because of changing circumstances, some because of miscommunication, but all having a deep and significant impact on the health of the most vulnerable Americans. Even patients in urgent care are suddenly finding themselves without a guarantee of treatment.

In Texas, the largest state to refuse the Medicaid expansion, the numbers are truly grim. Disenrollment is higher than every other state and the District of Columbia. In terms of raw numbers, 1.2 million Texans have been kicked off the rolls since Kaiser Family Foundation began tracking the numbers in May. That’s 64 percent more than California, a state with 32 percent more people. Even worse, 2 million Californians have been able to re-enroll in Medicaid. Only 668,800 Texans have.

Source: Texas Leads Nation in Medicaid Disenrollment / Reform Austin

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  • Texas/TMHP has disenrolled the providers as well. I have TMHP telling me I was disenrolled but a letter from their office saying I need to re-credential by June 2026. The worst part is they refuse to own their mistake and it will take six months to get re-enrolled IF I am lucky.

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