Medicaid delay makes some Iowa kids’ coverage uncertain

children circleThe two month delay in Iowa’s effort to privatize management of Medicaid means that most of the 37,000 children enrolled in a special health care program must transition to a new insurance carrier Jan. 1.

But some of those children may face situations where their doctors don’t accept their new insurance carrier.

That possibility was revealed Monday as part of a public meeting where several lawmakers expressed “deep concerns.” One senator said lawmakers had been assured in October that a contingency plan was put in place to avoid this situation.

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