The Children’s Partnership (TCP) released two memorandums to help states move forward with implementing the ACA. Memorandum topics include:
Developing a pre-enrollment strategy in preparation for newly eligible individuals who will be able to apply for coverage on January 1, 2013. The memorandum lays out a series of steps to help states leverage their connections with other public programs (e.g., Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)) and establish an effective enrollment process.
Maintaining existing critical points of access to care and coverage (e.g., California’s Child Health and Disability Program (CHDP) Gateway) to facilitate presumptive eligibility (PE) and immediate access to Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) services for children. The memorandum lays out steps to: (1) use these points of access to reach out and enroll additional family members who are newly eligible under the ACA; and (2) utilize newly eligibility and enrollment systems to promote ongoing coverage without undermining existing access points.