How Human Services Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation
Nov 14, 2011 | Stan Dorn
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On Jan. 1, 2014, most health care coverage expansions included in the health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), will take effect. The ACA requires each state to use a single integrated, user friendly eligibility process that draws on existing data in real time for eligibility determination, enrollment and retention in both of these programs.
The Coalition for Access and Opportunity, of which CLASP is a co-convener, hosted a webinar Nov. 14, 2011, to discuss its new paper, How Human Services Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation. The report's author Stan Dorn, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, highlighted the opportunities to use the ACA to leverage improvements in eligibility systems for human services programs. The webinar also featured Claudia Page, Co-Director of Social Interest Solutions, who lead a discussion about time-sensitive possibilities for state health and human service integration under the Affordable Care Act.