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Successful Medicaid Enrollment Strategies to Cover the Uninsured

Between 2013 and 2014 the number of adults without coverage fell by 8 million individuals, driven largely by an increase in Medicaid enrollment, but many remain without coverage – leaving Medicaid with the potential to cover 12 million uninsured adults.

Leveraging the specific approaches and best practices from successful states, like Kentucky and Arkansas, can help pave the way forward for broader and sustained increases in coverage nationwide – potentially reducing the uninsured population by a third under current federal law. 

The Brief identifies four strategic approaches focused on ensuring that individuals who qualify for coverage are aware of their eligibility and can gain and keep coverage. The key to achieving robust increases in coverage is not adopting a set of uniform policy prescriptions, but addressing priorities that apply broadly to all states.


Successful Medicaid Enrollment Strategies to Cover the Uninsured


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