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
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?