Research Report Early Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative: Idaho
Monica H. Rohacek
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Work Support Strategies (WSS) is a multiyear, multi-state initiative to implement reforms that help eligible low-income families get and keep a full package of work support benefits, including Medicaid, nutrition assistance (SNAP), and child care assistance. This report describes Idaho's accomplishments and lessons learned during the initiative's first year. In this planning year, Idaho implemented policy and process improvements, including improving the redetermination process by aligning redetermination dates and further implementing the universal workforce case management approach. The state also implemented child care assistance program reforms including aligning policy with other work support programs and simplifying eligibility requirements.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State programs, budgets Child care Medicare
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population