States to get Medicaid cases from federal website

December 17, 2013 by Ann Sanner

Federal officials are working to send states the applications of Medicaid-eligible people who sought health insurance through the troubled new federally run marketplace.

Until now, the applications had not been forwarded to the as promised. The step is the latest in the effort to smooth the rollout of the marketplace.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it's started transferring account information to 10 states. They are: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Montana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Ohio officials also say they are preparing to receive thousands of Medicaid applications not sent as expected because of technical glitches.

More than 800,000 people have been determined through the state and federal marketplaces to be eligible for Medicaid, the safety-net program for the poor and disabled.

Explore further: Fed gov to cover 100% of new Medicaid enrollees under ACA

Related Stories

Fed gov to cover 100% of new Medicaid enrollees under ACA

April 4, 2013

(HealthDay)—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the federal government will pay 100 percent of the costs of certain newly eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act.

'Coverage gap' likely to affect 5.2 million uninsured adults

October 18, 2013

(HealthDay)—About 5.2 million uninsured adults are expected to fall into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 'coverage gap,' with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid programs but below the level eligible for federal subsidies ...

Fed site gives unusable Medicaid data

December 5, 2013

People filling out insurance applications on the federal marketplace may learn they're eligible for Medicaid and their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up. However, states are getting unusable information ...

Recommended for you

Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products may be a health concern

August 26, 2016

Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a paper published August 26 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American ...

Is tailgating toxic?

August 26, 2016

While tailgating this football season you may want to take a step back from the grill and generator—for your health.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.