Study Finds Premium Support Could Improve Coverage Stability Under Medicaid Expansion
Using the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act to help U.S. residents purchase private coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges could significantly reduce "churn" in Medicaid, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Previous research has shown that as many as 28 million low-income U.S. residents could experience quick and frequent changes in their Medicaid eligibility under the ACA. The new study indicates that employing a premium support model would reduce churn by as much as two-thirds.
- "Study: Privatized Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Stability" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 7/5).
- "Insurance Bought With Medicaid $$ Has Extra Benefit" (Pittman, MedPage Today, 7/3).