“Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid” by Phil Galewitz, NPR
“When older middle-class Americans deplete their savings to pay for costly nursing home care, Medicaid offers coverage. The United States has become a Medicaid nation. Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
If the first sentence were true, more people would plan for long-term care and stay off Medicaid. Because it’s false, we’re in the mess we’re in.
Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid