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Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989

Legislative Changes in Medicaid

By Esther Koblenz, Michele Melden & Jane Perkins

This article highlights and discusses OBRA-89 Medicaid provisions that will benefit low-income clients, including expanded eligibility for children and pregnant women, adequate Medicaid provider rates, the Medicare buy-in and limitations on charges for Medicaid-eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and nursing home reform.

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