Medicaid’s Role in Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of America’s Seniors
This brief examines Medicaid’s key role in meeting the long-term care needs of seniors in the United States, particularly those with limited incomes. Medicaid is the nation’s primary payer of long-term services and supports, and state Medicaid programs provide a range of long-term care services. The brief includes state-by-state data on Medicaid enrollment and expenditures for elderly beneficiaries.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
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