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Resources by Topic: Benefit enrollment and application

Medicaid Matters for Rural America: Strategies for Engaging Rural Constituencies
Discusses the importance of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to rural communities and how organizations can engage rural residents in health insurance outreach and enrollment efforts.
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Catalyst
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Affordable Insurance Exchanges: A Summary of Characteristics and Rural Implications
Provides a snapshot of factors influencing decisions about health insurance exchanges and how they will affect access to affordable insurance plans in rural America. Factors include governance, enrollment, navigators, and access standards.
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Affordable Insurance Exchanges and Enrollment: Meeting Rural Needs
Describes the principal characteristics of health insurance exchanges and discusses how well they will meet the needs of rural residents. Covers the structure, governance, and process for health insurance enrollment.
Author(s): Bryan Garter, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Connecting Eligible Immigrant Families to Health Coverage and Care: Key Lessons from Outreach and Enrollment Workers
Discusses how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can impact immigrant families using data collected by outreach/eligibility workers in four regions of the country. Highlights the role of community health centers, including migrant health centers, in connecting immigrant families to healthcare coverage.
Author(s): Oscar C. Gomez, Liberty Day
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured
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Promising Practices for Rural Community Health Worker Programs
Identifies six rural community health worker models in the literature and in practice: promotora, member of the care delivery team, care coordinator, health educator, outreach and enrollment agent, and community organizer and capacity builder.
Author(s): Alycia Infante, Alana Knudson, Alexa Brown
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Getting Human Services to Rural Communities
Describes how rural children and families can receive the help they need in their own communities despite a tough economy. Partnerships and collaborations among human services entities, like Family Resource Centers in Humboldt County, California, help keep some services local.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Benefit Bank Gives Families a Financial Boost
Highlights the Benefit Bank of South Carolina, which links low-income residents to public funds that often go unused and unclaimed.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Characteristics of Rural & Urban Children Who Qualify For Medicaid or CHIP But Are Not Enrolled
Examines rural-urban and regional differences in the race and ethnicity of qualified-but-uninsured children.
Author(s): Jennifer King, Rebecca Slifkin, Mark Holmes
Date: 07/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Preparing for Medicare Part D: An Opportunity for State Offices of Rural Health and State Rural Health Associations
Provides a timeline for the implementation of Medicare Part D and discusses how State Offices of Rural Health and state rural health associations could help beneficiaries enroll in prescription drug plans.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Lisa Bottsford
Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 10(2)
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Means-Tested Programs: Information on Program Access Can Be an Important Management Tool
Discusses access to and participation in low-income programs, such as welfare and public housing, by those who are eligible. Includes information on strategies used by federal, state, and local administrators to improve access.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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