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Title IV-E

Title IV-E is a subpart of Title IV. This program provides federal reimbursement to states for the costs of children receiving care in foster homes. Title IV-E description on Social Security website.

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Ticket to Work

A voluntary program in which qualified SSI recipients can obtain vocational rehabilitation, employment or other support services from an approved provider to help them go to work and achieve employment goals. Ticket to Work is part of the Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, which also expands M [...]

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Premium Assistance

The payment of all or part of an individual’s or family’s private health insurance premium, usually by a public program such as Title V, Medicaid, or CHIP. Premium Assistance description on the Department of Labor website.

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State Plan/State Plan Amendment (SPA)

A state’s Medicaid program plan, federally approved under Title XIX of the Social Security Act. A state may submit amendments to modify its plan. The state plan defines which services will be covered and the terms of eligibility for those services. While state Medicaid programs must include ce [...]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

A federal program established under Title XVI of the Social Security Act that provides monetary benefits to eligible recipients to offset income loss due to long-term disability. It is administered by the Social Security Administration. In many states, individuals eligible for SSI automatically rece [...]

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Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)

The federal matching dollars that states receive for every dollar they spend to support their Medicaid program. FMAP is based on the state-specific multiplier that the federal government uses to determine the percentage of each state’s federal match. The FMAP ranges from 50% – 83%, with [...]

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High Risk Pool

An insurance program that allows people who have health problems or have trouble getting insurance to purchase health insurance, generally at higher than average premium rates

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Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the MCHB is responsible for promoting the health of mothers and children in the United States and its jurisdictions. MCHB administers the Title V program. MCHB description on HR [...]

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Catastrophic Relief Fund

A fund established by a state or other payer through a variety of public and private sources, and that may pay expenses incurred by families for health or social support services that are not covered by an insurance plan or other benefit program. These funds are usually administered by independent c [...]

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English | Español Nuestro trabajo en el Catalyst Center se enfoca en creer estrategias que mejoran la cobertura y la financiación del cuidado para niños con necesidades especiales de salud al nivel político. Nos disculpamos que no podemos ofrecer asesoramiento o apoyo directamente a individuos o [...]


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