Thousands Kicked Off Louisiana Medicaid Coverage

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More than 46,000 people are losing their Medicaid coverage this month after not responding to letters warning cancellation.

The removals came as the state health department resumed a process that automatically kicks people off Medicaid if they don't respond to annual renewal information requests.

Enrollees had until October 31st to maintain coverage if they could prove eligibility.

Officials say the same thing happened last year when more than 71,000 people lost Medicaid coverage for not providing renewal information.

According to a spokesperson from the department, children were exempt from automatic removal this time.

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