State Medicaid Buy-Ins: Implications for Low-Income Enrollees

Executive Summary

With the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress constantly looking for ways to undermine Medicaid and destroy Medicaid Expansion, several states have started to consider so-called “Medicaid buy-ins.” NHeLP attorneys Jennifer Lav and Hector Hernandez-Delgado look at the various state Medicaid buy-in plans and caution, “Advocates should remain vigilant that Medicaid buy-in programs are not used to eliminate Medicaid benefits that would otherwise be required for Medicaid eligible individuals.”

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