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Lawmakers propose sliding income scale for Medicaid eligibility

Posted On: Feb. 21, 2023 10:01 AM CST

West Virginia lawmakers are considering adding a Medicaid "buy-in" program to provide insurance to low-income workers making too much to qualify for the program, Becker’s Payer Issues reports. The program would allow families with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level to buy into the program by paying a sliding-scale monthly premium based on income.