Medicaid buy-in program changes approved

Lawmakers passed a bill Aug. 12 that makes changes to a program meant to help individuals with disabilities maintain employment while retaining Medicaid coverage.

Sen. Sue Crawford
Sen. Sue Crawford

LB323, introduced last session by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, updates eligibility standards for Nebraska’s Medicaid Insurance for Workers with Disabilities program—commonly referred to as the Medicaid buy-in program—from federal Balanced Budget Act standards to more recent federal Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act standards.

The bill also lowers the premium cap from 10 to 7.5 percent.

LB323 passed on a 46-0 vote.

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