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The Utah Medicaid Work Incentive (MWI) Program began in 2001 as a way to encourage low income people with disabilities to work without fear of losing needed health care services. The program allows people with disabilities to earn above the poverty level to have access to Medicaid as long as their income remains low. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of MWI policy on recipients’ earnings, Medicaid expenditures, and use of other public benefits.
Populations:Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities; Physical Disabilities
Programs/Initiatives:Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG)
Keywords:Long-Term Care; Eligibility
Work Incentives; Health Care Services; Poverty Level; Increasing Earned Income
The MIG Team
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52917