The Medicaid Eligibility Maze: Coverage Expands, but Problems Persist
This report examines Medicaid eligibility policies and operations in five states – California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin – following initial changes introduced by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 and the new Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The study findings suggest that eligibility policy expansions alone may not prevent Medicaid enrollment declines. The report discusses several problem areas affecting Medicaid eligibility and enrollment operations including challenges in severing Medicaid and welfare, complex rules and procedures, and systems and communication inadequacy.
also of interest
- A Look at the Private Option in Arkansas
- State Medicaid Eligibility Policies for Individuals Moving Into and Out of Incarceration
- How Have State Medicaid Expansion Decisions Affected the Experiences of Low-Income Adults? Perspectives from Ohio, Arkansas, and Missouri
- Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population