Research Report CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of Express Lane Eligibility: Final Findings
Sheila Hoag, Adam Swinburn, Sean Orzol, Margaret Colby, Brenda Natzke, Christopher Trenholm, Fredric Blavin, Genevieve M. Kenney, Michael Huntress, Brigette Courtot, Ian Hill, Margaret Wilkinson, Stan Dorn, Sarah Benatar, Additional Authors
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The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) provided states with new policy tools to address shortfalls in enrollment and retention, one of which is Express Lane Eligibility (ELE). With ELE, a Medicaid and/or CHIP program can rely on another agency’s eligibility findings to qualify children for public health insurance coverage. This report presents cross-cutting findings from a Congressionally-mandated evaluation of ELE, conducted by the Urban Institute in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Findings relate to key design features and implementation experiences, including enrollment and retention, administrative costs and savings, utilization of services, and case studies of implementation.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
Tags Federal health care reform Children's health and development
Policy Centers Health Policy Center