Texas Children's Health Plan laying off 'a few hundred' following Medicaid redeterminations 

Texas Children's Health Plan is laying off "a few hundred" employees after the health plan lost 30% of its membership during Medicaid redeterminations, the Houston Chronicle reported May 14.

The nonprofit health plan, a part of Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital, said its membership dropped from 630,000 members to 450,000 following the nationwide coverage unwinding, according to its president, Michael Murphy. 

"As we've assessed the impact to our plan, we've come to the decision that a reduction in staffing levels is necessary to assure the future of the plan," Mr. Murphy told the Chronicle

Medicaid redeterminations began in Texas in June. As of May 3, 2.1 million people have lost health coverage in the state, with 66% of those terminated for procedural reasons, per KFF. Nationally, almost 22 million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid.

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