State Starts Medicaid Buy-in

Starting Jan. 1, families of children ineligible for Supplemental Security Income for reasons other than disability can buy in to the state Medicaid Program. The legislature ordered the Medicaid Buy-In for Children (MBIC) program in 2009 to provide acute care Medicaid coverage for children aged 18 years and younger with disabilities.

To be eligible, they must: 

  • Be 18 years or younger;
  • Have a family income no greater than 300 percent of the federal poverty level before allowable deductions;
  • Meet citizenship, immigration, and residency requirements;
  • Be unmarried; and
  • Not reside in a public institution.

TMA supported creation of the program. 


Action, Dec. 1, 2010

Last Updated On

November 30, 2010