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View Diary: Glitches keep nearly 3 million new Medicaid enrollees from accessing care (18 comments)

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  •  Just to clarify (2+ / 0-)
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    howabout, worldlotus

    and this may be a stupid question.  Does that mean that all or most of those folks are actually unable to access Medicaid covered care?  Some states may have presumptive eligibility.

    •  Unclear. (1+ / 0-)
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      It depends whether providers are willing to treat you now and work out the paperwork later -- and whether once people's paperwork has been processed, the coverage is retroactive to the date of application, as it should be, or only begins on the first of the month following the processed approval.

      But when people don't know if they have coverage, they tend to avoid incurring bills -- which means not going to the doctor.

      This is unconscionable.

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