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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.

Medicaid Long-Term Services Reforms in the Deficit Reduction Act

icon_reports_studies.gifAsset Transfer and Nursing Home Use: Empirical Evidence and Policy Significance

icon_reports_studies.gifBeyond Cash and Counseling: An Inventory of Individual Budget-based Community Long-Term Care Programs

icon_reports_studies.gifNursing Home Transition Programs: Perspectives of State Medicaid Officials

icon_reports_studies.gifHome Transition Programs: Perspectives of Medicaid Care Planners


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