How Medicaid Works for the Disabled

Protect Our Care released a fact sheet this morning that explains how Medicaid supports people with disabilities, and how the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the program could harm people with disabilities.

 
By the numbers:

  • 8.7 million nonelderly adults with disabilities depend on Medicaid for care.
  • More than 1 in 3 adults under age 65 enrolled in Medicaid lives with at least one disability.
  • Nearly 45 percent of adults with disabilities have Medicaid coverage.  
  • More than half of adults with disabilities covered through Medicaid earn less than 100 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL).
  • Medicaid helps people who need long-term care to stay in their communities. Of nonelderly people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid for long-term care, 80 percent receive community-based care, while only 20 percent receive institutional care.
West Virginians Together for Medicaid