The federal government should require states to have procedures ensuring continuity of coverage for beneficiaries transitioning to Medicare.
To improve Medicaid access for people with low incomes, Congress should:
Federal and state governments should:
All states should elect the option to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured populations with low incomes.
States should conduct robust outreach and enrollment activities to identify newly eligible individuals.
States should elect to provide recommended screening services, immunizations, and certain medical or remedial services to Medicaid beneficiaries without re
Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) should be fully funded to ensure that all eligible individuals have financial access to benefits.
Federal and state governments should work together to identify strategies to maximize enrollment in MSPs.
Congress should eliminate the asset test for MSPs or make it less restrictive.