Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care: Q & A
Financing long-term care for the nearly 10 million Americans who need services and support to assist them in life’s daily activities continues to challenge the nation. While Medicaid is the nation’s major source of financing for long-term care services, paying for over 40% of total long-term care, its role is not well understood. Misperceptions on who qualifies and what is covered are common. A new question and answer fact sheet about Medicaid’s long-term care assistance provides basic information on Medicaid’s role for those with long-term care needs.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)
also of interest
- Key Issues in State Implementation of the New and Expanded Home and Community-Based Services Options Available Under the Affordable Care Act
- Testimony: What would strengthen Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports?
- Faces of Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Profiles of People with Medicare and Medicaid Coverage
- Overview of Nursing Facility Capacity, Financing, and Ownership in the United States in 2011