Providing Outreach and Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned from Community Health Centers in Massachusetts

Six years ago, Massachusetts implemented a broad expansion of health coverage to the uninsured population in the state. Understanding that outreach and enrollment assistance would be essential to the success of the expansion, state policymakers provided for public education campaigns, but also for person-to-person, hands-on assistance, especially in communities with large numbers of uninsured...

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) Publishes Report on Outreach and Enrollment Efforts under Health Reform

States are in various states of preparation for the 2014 deadline by which several key provisions of health reform, including an expansion of Medicaid and the opening of new health insurance exchanges, will take effect. Enhanced federal funds are available to assist states in enrolling as many newly Medicaid-eligible individuals ahead of this deadline, focusing a spotlight on efforts to streamline...

The California Health Care Landscape, December 2011

This brief, published by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, provides a quick but detailed summary of California's key demographics and health population. Read the KCMU Brief, The California Health Care Landscape 122011...

Moving Ahead Amid Fiscal Challenges: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012

The 11th annual 50-State Medicaid budget survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured finds that Medicaid officials in virtually every state are enacting a variety of cost cutting measures as states’ spending for Medicaid is projected to increase 28.7 percent in fiscal year 2012 to make up for the loss of federal stimulus money. Read the KCMU Report, 'A...

Medicaid and the Budget Control Act: What Options Will be Considered?

This Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured brief provides a summary of some of the Medicaid proposals, including those proposed by the Obama administration, that could be debated by the congressional Super Committee in an effort to achieve federal deficit reduction targets set out in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Read the KCMU Report, Medicaid and the Budget Control Act_KCMU September...