Capitol Correspondence - 09.15.20

Big Picture: How States Can Increase Access to the Medicaid Program

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A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds increased enrollment in the Medicaid program, mostly due to changes in employment and expansion through the Affordable Care Act. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) built on those findings to create resources explaining how individuals could increase their access to the Medicaid program. While these resources are more general and focused on state actions, because some people with disabilities are eligible for but not currently enrolled in the Medicaid program, we are sharing them with our members so they can use them to inform their state-level advocacy.

  • CBPP brief on how states can leverage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the main federal food aid program) to improve Medicaid enrollment.
  • CBPP brief on how state Medicaid changes can improve access to the program.