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What Happens to Medicaid Buy-In Participants After They Leave the Program?

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Publication Date: September 2009

Author(s): Su Liu; Su Liu

Topic: Health (Health services for the disabled)

Keywords: Disenrollment; Employment; Coverage; Medicaid Buy-In

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This brief explores the paths of people with disabilities who leave the Medicaid Buy-In program, finding that their earnings and employment rates decline after disenrollment. The program helps adults with disabilities work while still retaining Medicaid coverage. At the end of 2008, 37 states reported covering 92,446 people in the program.