Budget cuts have reduced enrollment in the state’s Basic Health Plan to 35,000, less than half what it was a year ago.
But after a federal judge’s ruling, the state must offer to reinstate 11,000 of the people cut from the rolls. Letters are going out to them this week.
The low-income patients were cut from the subsidized health insurance plan in March based on eligibility changes intended to mirror federal requirements and qualify for federal funds.
U.S. District Court Judge James Robart issued a preliminary injunction Sept. 28, siding with suing patients who lost coverage, the Health Care Authority …