Medicaid Eligibility Determination under the ACA: Challenges for States

April 2011
Publication Year: 
2011

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands Medicaid eligibility to millions of previously-ineligible people, changes the income definition used to determine eligibility, and provides an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to newly-eligible enrollees. 

In this webinar, Dr. John Czajka, a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, discusses the eligibility challenges that states face under the ACA’s Medicaid provisions and suggests several ways that states might choose to move forward.  Joining Dr. Czajka is Karen Gibson, Director of Health Care Eligibility and Access at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.  Ms. Gibson speaks about the experience of Minnesota, which has adopted an early Medicaid expansion for adults permitted under the ACA.

Click here to view a PDF of Dr. Czajka's slides, or click here to view a PDF of Ms. Gibson's slides.  You can also access both of these files in the downloads section below.