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Frequently Asked Questions about the Family Opportunity Act’s Medicaid Buy-In Option

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2007

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Medicaid/CHIP

This Catalyst Center policy brief provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Family Opportunity Act (FOA) Medicaid Buy-in option, including what the advantages are for families raising children with disabilities and states, how it affects existing pathways to Medicaid, and any costs for families.  

Reducing Under-Insurance for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2006

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Health Benefits

This Catalyst Center policy brief provides information about Medicaid Buy-In Programs including what they are, how they work, how they help both families raising Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)/disabilities and the states. Learn about existing Medicaid Buy-in programs in three states. 

Methodology for Estimating the Impact of State Implementation of the Family Opportunity Act

Authors Comeau, M. , & other authors

Date 2006

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

The Family Opportunity Act (FOA) is a state option for creating a Medicaid Buy-in program for families raising children with disabilities whose income is too high for Medicaid but less than 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL). This policy brief provides a methodology for estimating the impact of FOA implementation.