RESEARCH AREAS > Health Care Policy > Assessing the Impact of SB 87 on the Medi-Cal Enrollment of SSI Leavers and Welfare Leavers
Assessing the Impact of SB 87 on the Medi-Cal Enrollment of SSI Leavers and Welfare Leavers
This research will use the Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System (MEDS) data to evaluate the implementation of SB 87 and its impact on Medi-Cal enrollment among families leaving cash aid. SB 87 mandates that before counties remove from the Medi-Cal rolls a recipient whose circumstances have changed, the county must assess (â€œre-determineâ€) whether, based on evidence already in hand, the family can be continued on Medi-Cal. We will assess whether, as intended, SB 87 increased Medi-Cal enrollment among Medi-Cal eligible welfare leavers and SSI leavers by preventing loss of coverage among eligible individuals. We also investigate the extent to which increases in Medi-Cal enrollment occurred among individuals who, after the re-determination process was completed, were found to be Medi-Cal ineligible.