The Single Streamlined Application Under the ACA: Key Elements of the Proposed and Current Medicaid/CHIP Applications

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Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there will be several changes to the Medicaid enrollment process in efforts to simplify it, including a single streamlined application. This report examines the propose paper-based application and 85 current printable Medicaid and CHIP applications, focusing on availability of application assistance, language accessibility, verification of income, verification of citizenship and immigration status and other messages for immigrant families, medical support requirements, and disability screening questions.

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Date: Feb 2013
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation