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CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of Express Lane Eligibility: Final Findings

@article{Hoag2013CHIPRAME,
  title={CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of Express Lane Eligibility: Final Findings},
  author={Sheila D. Hoag and Adam Swinburn and Sean Michael Orzol and Michael Barna and Margaret S. Colby and Brenda Natzke and Christopher Trenholm and Fredric Blavin and Genevieve M. Kenney and Michale Huntress},
  journal={Mathematica Policy Research Reports},
  year={2013}
}
As part of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Congress permitted Express Lane Eligibility (ELE), which allows state Medicaid and/or CHIP programs to rely on another public agency's eligibility determination to qualify children for public health coverage or renew their coverage. The study found that ELE can increase enrollment, but gains vary depending on how states implement the policy. Automatic ELE processes served the most individuals, produced the… Expand
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