Using SNAP Receipt to Establish, Verify, and Renew Medicaid

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States that expand Medicaid eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can substantially expedite enrollment and retention for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In such states, 97 percent of SNAP recipients will qualify for Medicaid. Even where SNAP provides broad-based categorical eligibility, 95 percent of recipients will qualify for Medicaid. SNAP receipt can thus verify Medicaid applicants' financial eligibility and allow administrative renewal for consumers already receiving Medicaid. In 2014, waivers could permit the automated ...

Paid for by Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. FPPC ID# 1343137