The West Virginia House of Representatives earlier this month introduced a bill that would create a Medicaid buy-in program aiming to help residents impacted by Medicaid redeterminations, according to a Feb. 17 report from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Those losing Medicaid coverage and earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level would become eligible for the program. “There’s individuals that will…try to keep their income below to keep their insurance,” Cindy Beane, commissioner of West Virginia’s Bureau for Medical Services, told the outlet. “And that’s not what we want, we want people to have good jobs, be proud of their jobs and have a career and you don’t want health care being the barrier to that.” West Virginia currently serves 625,471 Medicaid beneficiaries, with 80.3% enrolled in managed care plans.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans