Performing Under Pressure: Annual Findings of a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2011-2012

Source: Martha Heberlein, Tricia Brooks, and Jocelyn Guyer, Samantha Artiga and Jessica Stephens, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Publication Number: 8272, January 2012

From the summary:
The annual 50-state survey of Medicaid and CHIP eligibility rules, enrollment and renewal procedures and cost sharing practices, conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that, despite continued fiscal pressures on states, eligibility policies remained stable in nearly all state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs during 2011. Moreover, many states used technology to increase program efficiency and streamline enrollment. The “maintenance of eligibility” requirement in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) played a key role in preserving coverage levels. Without it, more states likely would have limited eligibility or tightened enrollment procedures.

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