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The Obamacare Opportunity: Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve Health, Reduce Hardship, and Grow the Economy for All Californians

25 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last revised: 31 Aug 2013

Theresa Cheng

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Katherine Adamides

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Stephanie Campos-Bui

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Jeffrey Selbin

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Ann O'Leary

The Next Generation

Rey Fuentes

The Next Generation

Date Written: August 28, 2013

Abstract

States are implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will expand health coverage to tens of millions of Americans. At the same time, many states, including California, have low participation rates among eligible individuals and families in key safety net and work support programs. This policy report, written on behalf of the Next Generation, describes how California can take advantage of ACA implementation to increase access both to health coverage and to vital public benefit programs.

Keywords: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, food stamps, horizontal integration, poverty

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Cheng, Theresa and Adamides, Katherine and Campos-Bui, Stephanie and Selbin, Jeffrey and O'Leary, Ann and Fuentes, Rey, The Obamacare Opportunity: Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve Health, Reduce Hardship, and Grow the Economy for All Californians (August 28, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2317415 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2317415

Theresa Cheng

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Katherine Adamides

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Stephanie Campos-Bui

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Jeffrey Selbin (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Ann O'Leary

The Next Generation ( email )

351 California Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Rey Fuentes

The Next Generation ( email )

351 California Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

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