Medicaid disenrollments surpass 5 million: 4 things to know

At least 5.2 million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid as of Aug. 21, and 74 percent of those disenrollments have been for procedural reasons, according to data from KFF.  

Four things to know: 

1. New Mexico has the highest rate of procedural disenrollments at 97 percent. Michigan has the lowest rate at 17 percent.

2. Including Michigan, only five states have procedural disenrollment rates below 50 percent, according to KFF. The others are Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and Maine. 

3. Children account for 32 percent of Medicaid disenrollments in the 14 states reporting age breakouts, according to the report.       

4. Some state Medicaid directors have said termination numbers aren't the full picture and that many are finding coverage on state marketplaces. According to data presented at a National Academy for State Health Policy preconference, 30 percent of those disenrolled from Medicaid coverage found insurance through the state's ACA Exchange.

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