Advocates Worry Medicaid Cuts In GOP’s Replacement Plan Would Hurt Senior Care
About two-thirds of Medicaid spending goes toward older Americans who can't afford long-term care on their own and those with disabilities.
What Happens To Elder Care With Proposed Caps To Medi-Cal?
For [Carmencita] Misa, and for the tens of thousands of low-income Californians who need ongoing long-term services and support, there is one source of aid: the joint federal-state Medicaid program, known here in the Golden State as Medi-Cal. Medicaid covers nursing home care if seniors can’t pay for it themselves... Salo says Medicaid spends about two-thirds of its annual budget on the elderly and those with disabilities. And that’s why patient advocates say they’re worried about the Medicaid provision contained in the newly released GOP plan to replace and repeal Obamacare. (O'Neill, 3/14)