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This is the third component in a series that estimates the fiscal impacts of varying the eligibility and premium requirements of the Nebraska Medicaid Buy-In program. The first component estimated how Buy-In program participation rates might differ when eligibility and premium requirements varied. (See McGarvey, Mary M., Enrollment Projections for Nebraska’s Medicaid Insurance for Workers with Disabilities, 2003, University of Nebraska Center for Public Policy.) The second component was a calculator designed to estimate state and federal costs related to selected social programs. The third component puts these first two components together. (See Rosenbaum, David I., Estimating the Fiscal Impacts of Changes in Eligibility and/or Premium Requirements for Nebraska’s Medicaid Buy-In Program, 2004, University of Nebraska Center for Public Policy.) It combines participation, income and cost estimates to determine the fiscal impacts of proposed changes in the Nebraska Medicaid Buy-In program. The findings of that analysis are summarized here.