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AZ Medicaid, KidsCare to resume disenrollment after pandemic pause

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Arizona's Medicaid program and a health care program for children will soon resume disenrolling state residents no longer eligible for coverage.

An estimated 500,000 people currently enrolled will need to go through a process to see if they remain eligible.

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System officials say the state generally hasn't disenrolled beneficiaries since the pandemic began in March 2020 unless they moved out of state, voluntarily disenrolled, aged out of the children’s program or died.

But an agency statement said some people with Medicaid or KidsCare coverage now could be disenrolled from those programs because they no longer meet financial or medical eligibility requirements.