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Public Option, Resources, State Efforts

Medicaid Buy-In: State of Play

Published On November 29, 2018

By: Kristin Wikelius

As states look for opportunities to control insurance costs, stabilize their insurance markets and provide consumers with more options, Medicaid Buy-in is emerging as a potential solution under consideration in many states.

  • Medicaid Buy-in is generating excitement from both consumer groups and state governments interested in improving health insurance affordability and choice.
  • States may explore Medicaid Buy-in for a variety of reasons, and each state’s approach will likely be designed differently to meet the state’s unique needs.
  • Fourteen states are in various stages of exploring Medicaid Buy-in, through studies or legislation.

You can learn more about Medicaid Buy-In in our State of Play here: