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Qualified Marshallese Medicaid enrollees at risk of losing coverage

Jacqueline Froelich
Michelle Pedro, policy advocate and communication specialist for Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, said her team is assisting eligible Marshallese Medicaid enrollees to keep their coverage.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services is engaged in a six-month review of state Medicaid enrollees, protected during the federal public health emergency by a continuous coverage requirement. Arkansans who seek to re-enroll are once again required to prove eligibility. Because Marshallese migrants in late 2020 were granted federal Medicaid entitlement, many islanders may be unaware of state redetermination requirements proving need. As a consequence they could end up losing critical health care coverage.

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Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for <i>Ozarks at Large.</i>
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