Report: Improving Opportunities for Working People With Disabilities
A new report released on January 27 offers recommendations to improve and streamline federal law allowing states to offer Medicaid coverage to workers with disabilities, whose incomes exceed maximum eligibility levels. Without this option, known as Medicaid Buy-in (MBI), many people with disabilities would need to choose between remaining in lower-paying jobs or not working at all to be able to retain the very benefits that allow them to live independently.
BPC examined this important issue and its policy recommendations during a virtual event with national Medicaid experts including: Henry Claypool, policy director, Community Living Policy Center; Kathy Hempstead, senior policy adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Michael Gamel-McCormick, Ph.D., disability policy director, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging; Seth Gold, health legislative assistant, Office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); and Beth Waldman, J.D., MPH, senior consultant, Bailit Health, and former director of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program.
Watch the webinar