At least 400,000 Ohioans are at risk of losing Medicaid this summer as COVID emergency ends.

More than 3 million low-income and/or disabled Ohioans rely on government-paid health insurance in the form of Medicaid. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the federal government prevented anyone from being removed from the program, but that could end soon. 

In July, the federal government could end its COVID-19 emergency declaration. An understaffed and underfunded county-based system would then have to comb through the entire Medicaid population, redetermine everyone’s eligibility and remove ineligible people.

Advocates say it’s a scenario susceptible to mistakes, especially given a 90-day timeline counties have to comply with. 

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A lot of details are still unclear as Ohio waits for further federal guidance. But if you’ve been on Medicaid at all during the pandemic, here’s some steps you can take to make sure you don’t get removed from the system by mistake: