Why Medicaid cuts threaten seniors, too

11/20/2012 | Forbes

Many of the frail elderly depend on Medicaid, and huge cuts to the program would be wrong and harmful, according to Urban Institute fellow and Forbes contributor Howard Gleckman. Long-term care accounts for 1 in 3 Medicaid dollars. Among people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, half are older than 80 and one-sixth have Alzheimer's disease.

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