Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) is a program that provides Medical Assistance (MA) coverage to persons with disabilities without the asset and income limitations of traditional MA.

MA-EPD allows employed persons with disabilities to keep MA coverage even though they can earn income and build more assets. Additionally, MA-EPD pays for the same services that standard MA covers, including doctor visits, hospital stays, home care services, medical equipment, and mental health services.

This session, legislation was drafted in response to a premium increase in MA-EPD that went into effect Oct. 1, 2014. The minimum monthly premium increased to $65 per month, with some people having to pay more of their monthly unearned income as an additional fee; this bill would decrease the minimum premium from $65 to $35 and returns the additional fee on unearned income to one-half of 1%.

STATUS: The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. (S.F. 238)

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