One concern raised during Thursday's meeting was that people who renewed their Medicaid between October and January actually could lose their eligibility for it.
"I'm concerned that there will be people that will be found ineligible because the treatment of the different ways you count household members and treatment of income," Deborah Weston said during the meeting.
During that time, those who lost eligibility wouldn't have access to health plans and tax credits through the marketplace until Jan. 1.
To keep Medicaid recipients from losing their eligibility during those three months, the bureau is considering pushing the renewals to January or later for those who otherwise would have had to renew during the three-month period, Hall said.
Bureau officials don't anticipate problems with getting their waiver approved, Hall said.
"The federal government has told us that they expedited the process of reviewing it," she said. "So they pretty well have assured the states that everybody will have their waivers approved by the first of October."
For more information or to comment on the waiver, visit the Bureau for Medical Services' website.
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