Medicaid mysteries: transitional benefits, Medicaid coverage, and welfare exits.
Ellwood, David T
Date of Pub
Adams, E Kathleen
The links between Medicaid and welfare exits are examined using longitudinal Medicaid program data. Few people who leave welfare
get any sort of ongoing or transitional Medicaid protection. Moreover, it appears that many who are eligible for transitional
benefits are not getting them. Finally, people with high expected medical costs appear to be less likely to leave welfare.
The loss of Medicaid associated with leaving welfare probably does have an important deterrent effect on welfare exists.
Adult : Aid to Families with Dependent Children/organization & administration : California : Child : Child, Preschool : Eligibility
Determination/statistics & numerical data : Female : Georgia : Human : Longitudinal Studies : Medicaid/organization & administration
: Middle Age : Models, Statistical : Program Evaluation : Social Welfare/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't,
Non-P.H.S. : United States