Resources on Maximizing Enrollment in Medicaid Expansion

by Rebecca Farley on August 20, 2010

Under healthcare reform, Medicaid will expand to cover all individuals under 133% of poverty by 2014. Past experiences with implementing Medicare Part D and Massachusetts’ early experiment with healthcare reform suggest that without aggressive outreach and enrollment efforts, individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders (SUD) may remain uninsured despite being eligible for Medicaid. As states and mental health/SUD advocates plan for the Medicaid expansion, several new resources are available to assist with enrollment efforts:

The National Council has published a fact sheet with additional information for behavioral health providers on enrollment in the Medicaid expansion. More Medicaid enrollment resources can be found on MentalHealthcareReform.org.

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