Covering uninsured adults through Medicaid: Lessons from the Oregon health plan.
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Khatutsky, Ganila; Mitchell, Janet B
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon's section 1115 Medicaid waiver program, expanded eligibility to all residents living
beyond poverty. We use survey data, as well as OHP administrative data, to profile the expansion population and to provide
lessons for other States considering such programs. OHP's eligibility expansion has proved a successful vehicle for covering
large numbers of uninsured adults, although most beneficiaries enroll for only a brief period of time. The expansion population,
particular childless adults, is relatively sick and has high service use rates. Beneficiaries are also likely to enroll when
they are in need of care.
Adult : Eligibility Determination : Health Care Reform : Health Maintenance Organizations : Health Policy/economics : Health
Services Accessibility : Managed Care Programs : Medicaid : Oregon : Program Evaluation/statistics & numerical data : Quality
Assurance, Health Care : State Health Plans : United States Health Care Financing Administration