With the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, states are finally able to remove people from Medicaid who are not eligible for the program under the law. Some are taking full advantage.
A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that at least 565,000 patients in 12 states have been disenrolled from Medicaid. Nearly 250,000 of them are in Florida. Millions more disenrollments will likely follow, according to federal estimates.
Democrats have branded this purge of Medicaid enrollment as a moral atrocity. That’s ridiculous. It’s a return to sanity, where states ensure that people receiving government benefits are actually eligible for them. Taxpayers should demand no less.