Reports Explore Long-Term Care Issues Included in the Deficit Reduction Act
The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, which became law this February, includes several significant changes to Medicaid long-term care policies. The Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured is releasing five new reports on long-term care issues that were addressed by the DRA changes.
Long-term care accounts for 36 percent of Medicaid spending (over $100 billion annually) and is utilized by many of Medicaid's most costly beneficiaries, the low-income elderly and individuals with disabilities.
also of interest
- Serving Low-Income Seniors Where They Live: Medicaid's Role in Providing Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports
- Long-Term Care in the United States: A Timeline
- Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 Through 2014
- Proposed Rule on Medicaid Managed Care: A Summary of Major Provisions