Ellen Schleicher Pliska, Maternal and Child Health Senior Analyst
Pellavi Sharma, Access to Care Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will expand health care coverage to 32 million Americans (CBO 2010), many states remain concerned about providing their residents access to clinical and preventive services. Many programs and services put in place by the ACA do not cover categorically ineligible individuals, including undocumented immigrants and the homeless. Between January and June 2010, over 18 bills were introduced in 13 states, proposing that eligibility criteria for programs such as Medicaid and family planning include legal status (NCSL 2010).
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Focus Area(s): Access and Quality, Population Health
Related Topic(s): Access, Children and Families