NYAIL, Medicaid Matters (of which NYAIL is a member), and several other advocacy groups have joined to urge Governor Hochul to include repeal of the Medicaid asset test for people with disabilities and older adults in her 2023-24 Executive Budget. The letter to the Governor is linked here.
The letter calls for:
– Increase of the asset test from 150% to 600% of the annual income limit
– Repeal of the asset test for the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) as a work incentive
The letter also points out that people with disabilities and older adults with low income are disproportionately people of color and that this is an equity issue.
The letter was signed by:
Center for Elder Law and Justice
Community Service Society of New York
Empire Justice Center
The Legal Aid Society
Medicare Rights Center
New York Association on Independent Living
New York Legal Assistance Group
New York StateWide Senior Action Council