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 and improve the efficiency of outreach and enrollment procedures. KCMU’s brief discusses issues related to outreach and enrollment under health reform, including topics of interest to LEAs such as: organizational and cultural shifts among eligibility staff, new enrollment and outreach strategies, and the use of navigators and application assistors.

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