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Using Medicaid Buy-In to Support Employment and Economic Advancement

September 30, 2020

Medicaid Buy-In (MBI), also known as Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities, breaks down barriers to employment for people with disabilities. MBI gives states the authority to remove barriers to employment and community living for workers with disabilities who earn income which exceeds Medicaid limits. It also provides the potential for individuals to no longer choose between healthcare and work. Most states offer MBI for at least one “buy-in” eligibility group. This LEAD Center July 16 webinar provided information about what is happening across states related to MBI and how it is supporting employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. Attendees heard from national expert Annette Shea, in addition to a consumer benefitting from MBI, and an employment services provider that helps people access MBI.