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
- The Medicaid Medically Needy Program: Spending and Enrollment Update
- Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment for People With Disabilities Under the Affordable Care Act: The Impact of CMS's March 23, 2012 Final Regulations
- Key Issues in Understanding the Economic and Health Security of Current and Future Generations of Seniors
- Federal Core Requirements And State Options In Medicaid: Current Policies And Key Issues