Medicaid redeterminations 1 year later: 10 numbers to know

It's now been one year since the first states began redetermining Medicaid eligibility following a three-year period of continuous coverage enrollment during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Below are 10 key figures from KFF showing the most recent data collected about the Medicaid redetermination process nationwide over the last year.

  1. In March 2023, 94 million people were facing Medicaid redeterminations.

  2. As of March 2024, 19.2 million people (20%) have been disenrolled from Medicaid across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. 

  3. 40.6 million people (43%) have had their coverage renewed since March 2023.

  4. 34.3 million renewals (36%) remain across the country.

  5. Among completed redeterminations, Utah has the highest disenrollment rate (57%), while Maine has the highest renewal rate (88%). 

  6. Across all states with available data, 70% of disenrolled individuals had their coverage terminated for procedural reasons, though these rates vary based on how the state calculates them.

  7. As a percentage of total disenrollments, Nevada and New Mexico have the highest procedural termination rates (93%), while Maine has the lowest (22%).

  8. As of March 26, at least 3.4 million children have been disenrolled from Medicaid. This data is limited because only 21 states report age breakout data.

  9. Among states reporting youth data, Texas has the highest youth disenrollment rate as a share of total disenrollments (64%), while Oregon has the lowest (20%).

  10. Utah has seen the biggest net change in total Medicaid enrollment since redeterminations began (32% decrease), while Hawaii is the only state to see an increase (0.1%).

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