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What is Medicaid Unwinding, and how does it affect Texas Communities?


Before Covid-19 began in 2020, Medicaid consumers were required to continuously verify their eligibility to maintain coverage. From March 2020 to March 2023, it was not required to renew.


As of April 01, 2023, Texas will start disenrolling Medicaid adults/children who are no longer qualified or have not updated their accounts which can cause disenrollment. This has been named the Medicaid unwinding.

From 2020 to 2022, Texas enrollment increased from 4,203,449 people to 5,670,813 (State Medicaid and CHIP Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Data ,2022). This 35% increase was due to continued renewals from the Covid-19 policies.


Of the 5,670,813 people enrolled for Medicaid & CHIP in Texas, 4,259,207 are children. Therefore, the most at risk for losing essential healthcare coverage April 01,2023 are Texas's children. If disenrollment occurs, you have 60 days to be reinstated.


What you can do to keep your family covered:

  1. Go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com

  2. Click manage your account or applications

  3. Follow the steps to complete the online form, which will renew your eligibility/ contact information.

 




Resources


Medicaid (Ed.). (2022, September). State Medicaid and CHIP Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Data. Retrieved January 20, 2023, from https://data.medicaid.gov/dataset/6165f45b-ca93-5bb5-9d06-db29c692a360/dataconditions%5B0%5D%5Bproperty%5D=report_date&conditions%5B0%5D%5Bvalue%5D=2022-09-01&conditions%5B0%5D%5Boperator%5D=%3D&conditions%5B1%5D%5Bproperty%5D=preliminary_updated&conditions%5B1%5D%5Bvalue%5D=P&conditions%5B1%5D%5Boperator%5D=%3D

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