To help human services advocates and administrators understand and take advantage of these opportunities while limiting the risks presented by health reform, this paper begins by describing the ACA’s key provisions. It then analyzes how other need-based programs could build on the ACA to implement 21st-century eligibility approaches with highly streamlined methods of enrollment and retention. An appendix provides flow charts that illustrate how both online and in-person applications could be processed. The ultimate goal is a holistic system that meets the needs of low-income households, minimizes gaps between “siloed” work support programs, and reduces public-sector administrative costs, household burdens, and erroneous eligibility determinations.
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