Research Report Changing Policies to Streamline Access to Medicaid, SNAP, and Child Care Assistance: Findings from the Work Support Strategies Evaluation
Julia B. Isaacs, Michael Katz, David Kassabian
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States can improve family access to work supports by simplifying program policies (e.g., reducing unnecessary verification requirements) and by aligning policies across the different work support programs. This report describes the experiences of six states participating in the Work Support Strategies initiative as they identified and adopted various policy changes to reduce administrative burdens for clients and workers. It describes the types of policy changes made and the challenges encountered as states sought to streamline family access to Medicaid, SNAP, and child care assistance.

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Research Areas Health and health care Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Child care Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Work supports Hunger and food assistance Child care and workers
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center