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Building an On-Ramp to Children’s Health Coverage:  A Report on California’s Express Lane Eligibility Program

Building an On-Ramp to Children's Health Coverage: A Report on California's Express Lane Eligibility Program

This report documents the results from California’s Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) initiative through the school lunch program (now one year into implementation), which has been piloted in 72 schools in 5 school districts in the state. ELE is an enrollment strategy that targets large numbers of uninsured children, who are eligible for the federal-state programs Medicaid and SCHIP, where they can be found: in other public programs like school lunch and food stamps.

Report (.pdf)

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