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Medicaid Programs to Assist Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Outreach and Enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid Programs to Assist Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Outreach and Enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs

Medicaid Programs to Assist Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Outreach and Enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs

A new study examines five states’ efforts to bolster enrollment in their Medicare Savings Programs for Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for Medicaid assistance with their premiums and co-insurance.

Through the Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid plays an important role in assisting dual beneficiaries with their Medicare cost sharing requirements. However, they have historically failed to reach many persons eligible for assistance. The case studies examine how Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Minnesota, and Washington have implemented some recommended practices to increase enrollment.