25 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last revised: 31 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 28, 2013
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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