Can private companies contribute to public programs' outreach efforts? Evidence from California.

@article{Jacobson2007CanPC,
  title={Can private companies contribute to public programs' outreach efforts? Evidence from California.},
  author={Mireille G Jacobson and Thomas C Buchmueller},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={538-48}
}
We studied an innovative outreach effort in California, which trains and certifies community organizations to help complete Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) applications. In this paper we provide a detailed description of participating organizations, the populations they serve, and their success at turning submitted applications into enrollments. We found that insurance brokers and income tax preparers-for-profit groups that are not typically associated with… CONTINUE READING

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