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Funding For:

Evaluating Coverage, Utilization and Access to Care in Medicaid “Early Expander” States Under the Affordable Care Act


Recipient:

Ben Sommers, Harvard University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013

AMOUNT:

$49,748.00

Summary of the Project:

This NIHCM-funded study used a mix of qualitative interviews with state Medicaid officials and quantitative analysis of three secondary databases to examine the process and impact of expanding Medicaid eligibility in six states that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA’s early expansion provision. The work focused on drawing out implementation lessons for other states beginning to expand Medicaid eligibility and on understanding how expanded eligibility affects insurance coverage rates, Medicaid churning and access to care.

Related Grantee Work

January 01, 2014

"New Evidence On The Affordable Care Act: Coverage Impacts Of Early Medicaid Expansions"

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Author: Sommers BD, et al., Health Affairs

December 02, 2013

Lessons from Early Medicaid Expansions Under Health Reform: Interviews with Medicaid Officials

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Author: Sommers BD, et al., Medicare & Medicaid Research Review

October 01, 2013

Coverage Impacts of Early Medicaid Expansions Under Health Reform: A Policy Brief for State and Federal Leaders

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Author: Sommers BD, et al.