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More Montanans lose Medicaid coverage as reevaluations continue

More than 19,000 people reviewed in May were removed from the public insurance program.

Montana health officials ended Medicaid health insurance coverage for 19,244 people in May, bringing the total number of people removed from the public health program up to 34,204 since the state began reevaluating enrollee eligibility in April — an administrative power it did not have during the federally designated pandemic emergency.

The state health department, which is releasing updated figures on the redetermination process roughly once a month, published the summary of May data on Friday.

Nearly half of the 40,334 people up for consideration that month lost coverage, representing about...