THOUSANDS OF ALABAMIANS COULD LOSE MEDICAID COVERAGE
An estimated 61,000 Alabamians could lose health care coverage through Medicaid as federal pandemic protections are rolled back this spring. The state will see the numbers of uninsured people rise by over 16 percent, according to a new report.
In Alabama, the number of people going without health insurance is expected to rise by about 61,000, up to an estimated 432,000 uninsured residents in total by June of 2024. The state is expected to drop people off Medicaid who no longer qualify this spring, as federal protections preventing states from dropping Medicaid recipients from the rolls expire. The projections are part of a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute, which drew from data from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.