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
- Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports: An Overview of Funding Authorities
- Five Key Facts About the Delivery and Financing of Long-Term Services and Supports
- Visualizing Health Policy: A Short Look At Long-Term Care for Seniors
- Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports: Key Considerations for Successful Transitions from Fee-For-Service to Capitated Managed Care Programs