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Help poor keep Quest coverage


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2014

~~<p>In the enormously disruptive process that is health care reform, some turbulence is unavoidable, but there's a lot of room for improvement in how the Medicaid rolls are being brought up to date.</p>
<p>The requirements of the Affordable Care Act have meant that state agencies carrying out this program of health coverage for the poor need better information about their beneficiaries. For families with children, the state Department of Human Services had allowed &quot;passive renewal,&quot; in which beneficiaries were automatically renewed unless they answered DHS queries with changes in family size or income that disqualified them.</p>
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In the enormously disruptive process that is health care reform, some turbulence is unavoidable, but there's a lot of room for improvement in how the Medicaid rolls are being brought up to date.

The requirements of the Affordable Care Act have meant that state agencies carrying out this program of health coverage for the poor need better information about their beneficiaries. For families with children, the state Department of Human Services had allowed "passive renewal," in which beneficiaries were automatically renewed unless they answered DHS queries with changes in family size or income that disqualified them. Login for more...



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