Nearly 500,000 Arizonans could lose Medicaid coverage (

Arizona and the rest of the country will soon resume disenrolling state residents no longer eligible for coverage through Medicaid and Kids Care…  and many people currently enrolled will need to go through a process to see if they’re still eligible.

AHCCCS 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.

Once the grace period ends later this year many people with Medicaid or KidsCare coverage could be disenrolled because they no longer meet financial or medical eligibility requirements. AHCCCS estimates that 500,000 adults and children will need to go through the renewal process, which may require them to provide documentation. 

Those folks will get a letter in the mail at the address AHCCCS has for them. If they moved in the last 2 years and didn’t update their address with AHCCCS then they probably won’t get the letter, meaning they won’t respond in time resulting in disenrollment. That’s why it’s so important for AHCCCS members that have moved in the last 2 years to go to website and confirm that the program has their current addresses.

Over 2.3 million people now get health coverage through the program, which is Arizona’s largest insurer.