Research Report Using SNAP Receipt to Establish, Verify, and Renew Medicaid Eligibility
Stan Dorn, Laura Wheaton, Paul Johnson, Lisa Dubay
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States expanding Medicaid eligibility under the ACA can substantially expedite Medicaid enrollment and retention for SNAP participants, 97 percent of whom will qualify for Medicaid, according to this study. Even in states where SNAP provides broad-based categorical eligibility that extends SNAPs gross income limits to at least 185 percent of the federal poverty level, 94 percent of SNAP recipients will qualify for Medicaid. Data showing SNAP receipt can thus verify Medicaid applicants financial eligibility, allow administrative renewal for Medicaid beneficiaries, and facilitate Medicaid enrollment for numerous eligible consumers when expanded coverage begins in early 2014.

Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net
Tags Health insurance Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform State programs, budgets Hunger and food assistance State Children's Health Insurance Program Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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