The Importance of Federal Financing to the Nation’s Long-Term Care Safety Net
02/01/2012 | 2876 Requests *
This brief reviews Medicaid’s importance and limitations when it comes to long-term care and makes the case for strengthening Medicaid’s safety net in one of two ways—assumption of full federal responsibility for Medicare beneficiaries who also rely on Medicaid (so-called “dual eligibles”) or an enhanced federal match for Medicaid long-term care services.
Feder, Judy; Komisar, Harriet L.
Dual Eligibles; Expenditures; Long Term Services and Supports; Medicaid; low-income; nursing home; assisted living; home care; adult day services; federal matching; aging-based enhancement of federal match; inequity; inadequacy
Aging Issues, Long-Term Care
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