Getting into Gear for 2014: Briefing, Survey Examine 2013 Data From 50-State Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies
Following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and as 2014 approaches, many states are moving into high gear to prepare for implementation of the major provisions of the law, including a new streamlined Medicaid enrollment system and, at states’ option, the expansion of Medicaid. Nearly all states are pressing forward with information technology and process improvements to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems as required under the ACA, whether or not the state elects to expand Medicaid coverage under the law.
These and other findings appear in the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured report, “Getting into Gear for 2014: Findings From a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013,” the product of a comprehensive annual survey conducted with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. A second report released at the briefing highlights the experiences of some previously uninsured people who obtained Medicaid coverage in states that opted to serve the newly eligible population before 2014.
The Foundation released the reports and convened an expert panel discussion at a public briefing Jan. 23, 2013, at its Washington, D.C., office.
Materials from the January 23, 2013 briefing:
Panelists include Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) within CMS; Lorez Meinhold, Deputy Executive Director/ Community Partnerships Office Director, State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing; Mike Fogarty, Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority; Tricia Brooks, a Senior Fellow at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families; and Samantha Artiga and Jessica Stephens, Associate Director and Policy Analyst, respectively, at the KCMU. Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President of The Kaiser Family Foundation and Executive Director of the KCMU moderated.
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