34,000 Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Won’t Lose Coverage Jan. 1

The Medical Assistance for Workers’ with Disabilities (MAWD) program, which provides health coverage to more than 34,000 working Pennsylvanians with disabilities who don’t qualify for other categories of Medical Assistance, was scheduled to end Jan. 1, 2015.

But, on July 24, the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that it has shelved previous plans to let the program expire.

MAWD provides an important incentive for people with disabilities to work and still keep their Medical Assistance coverage.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) applauds this decision and continues to advocate for measures to improve access to health care throughout the commonwealth.