QUINCY − People enrolled in MassHealth may be in jeopardy of losing the health care insurance as annual eligibility assessments resume after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quincy is one of 15 Massachusetts cities receiving special outreach due its high percentage of residents on MassHealth, Massachusetts’ version of Medicaid, the federal-state program that helps pay for health care for the needy, aged, blind, disabled and low-income families with children.
During August, about 82,000 people statewide lost their coverage, according to MassHealth’s most recent report.
A door-knocking campaign in Quincy is part of an effort to reach 2.4 million state residents on MassHealth.
Health Care for All, a Massachusetts health care advocacy organization, has launched a multipronged campaign to reach out to those who are eligible.
The process of checking eligibility began in April and will continue through the end of March 2024, Melley said. Because of the large number of people involved, MassHealth is conducting the checks on a rolling basis.
Members will receive a blue envelope from MassHealth in the mail, Melley said.
“They have 45 days to respond. If they don’t respond within that time period, they’re at risk of losing their coverage,” she said.
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