Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Conclusion


Human services programs serve many of the same people who will qualify for health programs under the Affordable Care Act. The resulting overlap, along with new federal resources for IT development, may create promising opportunities to use one program’s data to qualify low-income consumers for other programs. This offers the possibility of improving participation levels in uncapped programs, lowering administrative costs, lifting burdens from consumers, and increasing the accuracy of eligibility determinations by reducing the potential for manual error.

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