The Medicaid Medically Needy Program: Spending and Enrollment Update
This brief examines Medicaid’s medically needy program, which gives states the option to extend Medicaid eligibility to those with high medical expenses whose income exceeds the maximum threshold, but who would otherwise qualify. It provides updated enrollment and spending figures on the medically needy using data through federal fiscal year 2009, and explains how individuals become eligible for the program and key considerations for policy discussions.
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- Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment Simplification, and Coordination under the Affordable Care Act: A Summary of CMS's March 23, 2012 Final Rule
- How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Today? State Responses to Five New Options