|Title||Examining variation in state spending on medicaid long-term services and supports for older adults.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Mellgard, G, Ankuda, CK, Rahman, O-K, Kelley, A|
|Journal||Home Health Care Services Quarterly|
|Keywords||long-term services and support, Medicaid|
State Medicaid programs are the largest source of funding for long-term services and supports (LTSS). We characterized states across quartiles of mean LTSS spending for individuals ≥65 and used the Health and Retirement Study to examine the demographic, functional, and caregiving characteristics across these quartiles. Individuals in states with lower Medicaid spending on LTSS reported more family and friend caregiving hours and were more likely to be from racial and ethnic minority groups. Continued work is needed to improve Medicaid LTSS policy to better support vulnerable populations, particularly in lower quartile states.
|PubMed Central ID||PMC8960329|