Medicaid buy-in

Medicaid buy-in

A proposed system that would have allowed those not eligible for Medicaid coverage to enroll by paying premiums on a sliding scale, based on their income.

Although the concept was supported by the American Medical Association, critics believed it was doomed to failure in that there are few inclined to buy into a program stigmatised as “welfare” in nature. Medicaid buy-in ultimately failed.

Medicaid buy-in

Managed care A proposed system to allow those who are not eligible for Medicaid coverage to enroll by paying premiums on a sliding scale
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One answer is sure, lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 55 (or even lower) is an excellent idea, but since it will not happen without Democratic control of the White House and Congress, why not encourage states to adopt a Medicaid buy-in right now?
An optional Medicaid coverage category, called the Medicaid Buy-In for working adults, allows adults with disabilities to retain their Medicaid coverage even when their earnings rise above their state's Medicaid income eligibility threshold.
Medicaid Buy-In provides access to some services without which many people with disabilities could not work at all.
States may require that working individuals with disabilities "buy in" to the program by sharing in the costs of their coverage--thus, these states' programs are referred to as a Medicaid Buy-In.
Under the proposed legislation, states would have the option to establish a Medicaid buy-in program to enable workers with disabilities to purchase Medicaid coverage.
One out of eight female enrollees was a Medicaid buy-in.
The paper notes how the Medicaid Buy-In program for working persons with disabilities can help to support employment in the community.
Just over a dozen states have taken steps toward implementing a Medicaid buy-in.
The recently crafted Jeffords-Kennedy Bill (1998) is an attempt to ameliorate these problems by lifting the income and resource limits for eligibility to allow SSDI and former SSI recipients with higher incomes to buy into a PAS Medicaid waiver and gives grants to states if they opt to institute a Medicaid buy-in for workers.
The federal government should strengthen and improve state options to provide employment supports through Medicaid, especially Medicaid Buy-in programs.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials reported almost 44,000 people had enrolled in work incentives Medicaid buy-ins as of December 2002.
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