New Brief – Medicaid Buy-in: A State Option to Expand Access to Coverage

Some states have encountered rising premiums, consolidating markets, and the flight of insurers from some counties in their insurance exchanges. In response, some states are considering developing a Medicaid-buy-in plan, which would open their Medicaid managed care programs to consumers shopping for coverage in their exchanges. Under the concept, consumers eligible for insurance exchange subsidies could use them to purchase coverage in a Medicaid managed care plan. Read more