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A staffing crisis is causing a monthslong wait for Medicaid, and it could get worse

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Stacey Whitford applied for Medicaid for herself and her son in December. He needed the coverage for hearing aids, and they waited for months as Missouri officials processed thousands of applications.

The pandemic has overwhelmed understaffed state Medicaid agencies, and as Biden’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ends, low-income people could find it even harder to get coverage.

(Image credit: Christopher Smith/KHN)

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