PA Reverses “MAWD” Elimination

The Corbett administration has reversed an earlier decision and decided to retain Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance for Workers With Disabilities program, frequently referred to as “MAWD.”

Pennsylvania State MapMAWD provides low-cost health insurance to Pennsylvanians with disabilities who do not otherwise qualify for Medical Assistance because they work and have earnings.

The program, which serves about 34,000 people, costs the state $7 million a year.  A Department of Public Welfare spokesman said preserving the program is consistent with the Corbett administration’s Healthy Pennsylvania initiative.

Learn more about MAWD here and about the decision to retain it in this Insurance Net News article.

Filed in Healthy PA, Pennsylvania Medicaid laws and regulations.

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