Free Webinar: Expanding Health Care Affordability for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

This webinar took place on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

Many states continue to use outdated and overly stringent financial eligibility criteria in Medicaid programs for older adults and people with disabilities. However, states have broad discretion to adjust their financial eligibility criteria, including raising the income limits and increasing and eliminating asset limits to make Medicaid more affordable. Advocates in California, New York, and Washington have had several recent successes in broadening Medicaid income and asset limits to better align programs with the eligibility criteria used for the Medicaid expansion program and with the affordability principles of the Affordable Care Act.

Join us for a webinar, Expanding Health Care Affordability for Older Adults and People with Disabilities, to learn how advocates secured changes in Medicaid eligibility limits and what steps you can take in your state.

In this webinar, we:

  • Summarize the Medicaid financial eligibility rules across the country for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Provide an overview of the affordability gaps older adults and people with disabilities face as result of the eligibility rules
  • Summarize the changes in law advocates from California, New York, and Washington have secured to increase eligibility limits
  • Discuss the barriers advocates faced and strategies they employed to secure the changes in eligibility

Who Should Attend: State-based advocates working with older adults and people with disabilities.

Presenters:

  • Amber Christ, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • Vivian Kwok, Peter Harbage Fellow, Justice in Aging
  • Valerie Bogart, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Ann Vining, Northwest Health Law Advocates

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Get the issue brief, Expanding Health Care Affordability for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: A Guide for State Medicaid Advocates

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