Applying for Health Coverage Online: The Affordable Care Act Helps Americans Enroll

Publication Date: March 2011

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Rachel Klein; Jennifer Sullivan; Elisabeth Rodman

Research Area: Health

Keywords: health reform; medicaid; CHIP; exchange

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The brief discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application that allows consumers to apply for Medicaid, CHIP, and premiums credits available to purchase health coverage in state exchanges. The brief also examines where states are now in the implementation of an online application process.