Policymaking by Other Means : Do States Use Administrative Barriers to Limit Access to Medicaid ?

  title={Policymaking by Other Means : Do States Use Administrative Barriers to Limit Access to Medicaid ?},
  author={Donald P. Moynihan and La Follette},
While politicians wage legislative battles about welfare benefits, bureaucratic procedures represent a less visible means to shape access to those benefits. By constructing complex and time-consuming application procedures, the state can effectively create administrative barriers that limit access to benefits. What explains the variation in the level of administrative burden that individuals face? We address this question by examining Medicaid procedures across the 50 U.S. states, identifying… CONTINUE READING

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