Administrative Burden

Administrative Burden

Policymaking by Other Means

Pamela Herd, Donald P. Moynihan

BadgerCare Plus incorporated many family Medicaid programs under one program name and one set of rules, making it easier for people to understand whether they were eligible and reducing the need to apply for multiple programs with multiple applications, thereby reducing learning and compliance costs. This change was a response to the complexity that resulted from decades of adding programs on top of one another—from AFDC to Medicaid to Healthy Start to BadgerCare.

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