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Issue Brief
June 2014

Fast-Track Medicaid Enrollment Saves States Money

By:
Sanjay Kishore,

“Fast-track” Medicaid enrollment strategies do more than help people sign up for Medicaid quickly and efficiently—they save states money. By using existing enrollee information from other public benefit programs, states reduce the time that eligibility workers spend on processing Medicaid applications. So not only are these fast-track strategies making a dent in the rolls of the uninsured—they are saving states administrative costs as well.

Our brief (PDF), co-written with Enroll America, examines the costs and savings of two states —West Virginia and Illinois—that are successfully implementing fast-track enrollment in Medicaid.