Medicaid Financial Eligibility: Primary Pathways for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
This issue brief details the various eligibility pathways by which individuals with disabilities and the elderly can qualify for Medicaid coverage. The program, which serves as a safety net for many of the nation’s poorest and sickest individuals, provides health coverage to nearly 60 million Americans, including 8.5 million with disabilities and 8.8 million low-income frail, elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries who rely on Medicaid to fill Medicare’s gaps.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- Short Term Options for Medicaid in a Recession
- Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures by Federal Core Requirements and State Options
- Moving Ahead Amid Fiscal Challenges: A Look at Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Trends Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012