Research Report Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act
Stan Dorn, Julia B. Isaacs, Sarah Minton, Erika Huber, Paul Johnson, Matthew Buettgens, Laura Wheaton
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created new opportunities for health and human services programs to integrate eligibility determination, enrollment, and retention. Using two large microsimulation modelsthe Transfer Income Model, Version 3, and the Health Insurance Policy Simulation Modelwe find considerable overlaps between expanded eligibility for health coverage and current receipt of human services benefits, particularly with Earned Income Tax Credits, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In an appendix, we identify specific data sharing strategies that seek to increase participation, lower administrative costs, and prevent errors.
Research Areas Health and health care Families Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State programs, budgets Family and household data Child support State Children's Health Insurance Program Food insecurity and hunger Unemployment and unemployment insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center Income and Benefits Policy Center