More than two-thirds of those removed were disenrolled for “procedural” reasons — meaning it’s unclear whether they are actually ineligible. 

In 2022, Erin Kellar was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Kellar had enrolled in Vermont’s Medicaid health insurance program as a graduate student, and was able to stay in the program while she began her career as a therapist.

Medicaid helped pay for treatment for her diabetes, which requires rapid-acting insulin, long-acting insulin and a glucose meter. She also requires thyroid medication and treatment for other autoimmune conditions.

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