New Tools to Help People Enroll in Medicaid, CHIP and Exchanges

In a RWJF issues bried, a report prepared by Tricia Brooks (Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children and Families) and Jessica Kendall (Enroll America), identified that the federal government is providing states with unprecedented enhanced federal funding for systems development: fully funding exchange IT systems through exchange establishment grants and financing 90 percent of the cost to upgrade or replace Medicaid eligibility systems that meet certain federal standards. This time-limited opportunity, available only through 2015, is prompting almost all states to embark upon major systems development projects.