Research Report How Human Services Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation
Stan Dorn
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Human services programs-the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, subsidized child care, etc.-and their clients can benefit from national health reform. Millions of low-income health coverage applicants can be connected with human services programs, as the latter programs: (a) help health programs efficiently reach eligible consumers; (b) access unprecedented, time-limited federal funding for modernizing eligibility computer systems while limiting risks to current funding; (c) keep social services offices available as an avenue for seeking health coverage; and (d) use a forthcoming Medicaid expansion to accomplish core human services goals related to employment and child development.
Research Areas Health and health care Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Hunger and food assistance Child care
Policy Centers Health Policy Center