Brief How the New Welfare Reform Law Affects Medicaid
Leighton Ku, Teresa A. Coughlin
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This policy brief discusses the four principal changes made to Medicaid eligibility by the welfare reform legislation: decoupling welfare and Medicaid eligibility; narrowing Medicaid eligibility for disabled children in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program; terminating access to Medicaid for some legal immigrants; and barring most future legal immigrants from Medicaid.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net
Tags Health insurance Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program