Maximizing Health Care Enrollment through Seamless Coverage for Families in Transition: Current Trends and Policy Implications

Source: Ken Jacobs, Laurel Lucia, Ann O’Leary, and Ann Marie Marciarille, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education, Policy Brief, March 2011

This brief is the first in a series discussing seamless health care insurance coverage for families lacking coverage due to work or life transitions. In this brief, we review the literature on the prevalence of uninsurance caused by work or life transitions. We also provide initial recommendations for state and federal policymakers on how best to ensure seamless health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for individuals and families who lose health insurance because of a work or life transition. A more detailed set of recommendations will follow in a policy brief to be released in the summer.

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