Medicaid’s Role in Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of America’s Seniors

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Article Publication Date: 
1/15/2013
Summary: 
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.
Article Author: 
Reaves, Erica; Young, Katherine
Topics: 
Medicaid
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seniors; activities of daily living (ADLs); functional eligibility; seniors with disabilities; low-income; Supplemental Security Income; Medicaid Long-Term Care Expenditures; elderly beneficiaries; home and community-based services; institution-based; instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)

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