Medicaid Basics – 5 Key Questions

Established in 1965, Medicaid is the largest public health insurance program in the United States, covering over 73 million people in 2017. Medicaid provides health insurance coverage to multiple low-income populations, assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries, long-term services and supports (LTSS) to seniors and people with disabilities and support to safety net hospitals and health centers.

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly people (participants) still living in the community. Most of the participants who are in PACE are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Contact the agency in your state to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions on Medicaid Long Term Care

Medicaid, which is a needs-based healthcare program for persons of all ages, covers the cost of long term care for seniors and disabled individuals who meet their state’s eligibility requirements. There are several Medicaid programs from which one can receive this type of care.