The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021 as a signature effort to assist in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic downturn. Included as part of the sweeping legislation is a program to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for six months starting in April of 2021. This expert perspective provides a short overview of COBRA and mini-COBRA, the major elements of the ARPA COBRA Assistance program, and considerations for state policymakers related to the program.
Preparing for 2014: Findings from Research with Lower-Income Adults in Three States
GMMB and Lake Research Partners
In 2014, millions of Americans will be eligible to enroll in Medicaid for the first time. To help states develop effective strategies and messages to promote enrollment when the program expands, GMMB in coordination with Lake Research Partners conducted in-depth qualitative and quantitative research through the State Network with people who will be newly eligible in 2014 in Alabama, Maryland, and Michigan.
“Preparing for 2014: Findings from Medicaid Research with Lower-Income Adults in Three States” highlights findings on perceptions of Medicaid, motivations and barriers to enrollment, views of the Exchange, desired enrollment experiences, and effective messages. “Preparing for 2014: Methods & Instruments for the Survey Research in Three States” overviews the survey methodology and questionnaire items utilized to conduct this survey.