The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

People Losing Medicaid Coverage

Aug 21, 2023

Almost one out of every three residents of Michigan—over three million people—currently receive one version or another of Medicaid. Having this health insurance can make a life or death difference for people.

Since the COVID epidemic began, once someone was found eligible for Medicaid, they remained eligible. They were not required to come up with a bunch of documents to recertify their health care coverage every year.

In some states, over a million people have already lost coverage since this re-certification process re-started. It has not been as bad in Michigan. However, it has been reported that 23,000 people in our state lost Medicaid coverage in June and July. A lot more are expected to lose coverage soon.

In the richest country in the world, why can’t everyone have medical insurance without having to jump through hoops?