AHIP Comments on USDA Proposed Rule – Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
posted by AHIP
on September 23, 2019
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) request for comments on its proposed rule to revise categorical eligibility of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
AHIP believes that stakeholders and the public should be aware of some key intersections
between SNAP and the Medicaid program. Medicaid provides a broad range of medical and behavioral health and long-term care services to approximately 74 million low income
Americans in the 56 states and U.S territories. Many state Medicaid programs use SNAP eligibility information to verify a person’s initial eligibility for Medicaid and their periodic recertifications of eligibility thereafter.