Study: Low Awareness of Medicaid Expansions, Could Be Affecting Enrollment
Medicaid enrollment in three states -- including California -- that expanded their programs under the Affordable Care Act has been lower than expected primarily because newly eligible residents are not aware of their status, according to a study presented at a Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission meeting last week. Through focus groups, researchers found that few participants were aware of Medicaid expansion in their states and that many were unfamiliar with Medicaid.
"Reform Update: Lack of Awareness May Be Keeping Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Lower, Study Shows" (Dickson, Modern Healthcare, 1/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.