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Iowa Waiver: Iowa Wellness Plan

A number of states have sought Section 1115 research and demonstration waiver authority to implement changes to eligibility and enrollment policies, benefit design, and cost-sharing requirements for low-income adults who are not eligible for Medicaid on the basis of disability.

This fact sheet summarizes the main design features of the Iowa waiver, including eligibility and enrollment policies, covered benefits, required premiums and cost sharing, and how services are delivered (i.e. by fee for service or managed care).