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Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65

Concerning access to the medicaid buy-in program for certain working adults with disabilities who have become ineligible for the program due to age, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes working adults with disabilities who are over 65 years of age to continue participating in the existing medicaid buy-in program as a state-funded program, without federal matching money, if, in part, the working adult:

  • Is enrolled in or has applied for medicare;
  • Is eligible for and receiving long-term care home- and community-based services or durable medical equipment as part of complex rehabilitative services or has extraordinary medical expenses, as determined by rule of the state board, that are not covered by medicare;
  • Except as specified in the bill, was continuously enrolled in and receiving services through the medicaid buy-in program for at least one year immediately prior to attaining 65 years of age; and
  • Continues to meet the work requirements for the medicaid buy-in program.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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