HHS FINDS NEW COVERAGE OPTION FOR SOME KIDS WITH DISABILITIES WHO LOST COVERAGE THIS YEAR

LINCOLN — State officials have found a way to continue Medicaid-funded services for some children with disabilities who lost coverage this year. The option may help children like 4-year-old Claire Aschoff of Blair, who was dropped from a special Medicaid waiver program for disabled children and adults on Aug. 1. She lost coverage after state officials determined she did not meet new eligibility standards.

Now the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is offering to transfer Claire, and children like her, to a different Medicaid waiver, one designed for people with developmental disabilities.

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