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Impact of Medicaid Assisted-Living Policies: New Issue Brief Series

Many frail elders with Medicaid coverage choose to live in an assisted-living facility as an alternative to a nursing home. Yet, low-income older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid face many challenges in obtaining Medicaid coverage for high-quality assisted-living services. With support from The Commonwealth Fund, the National Senior Citizens Law Center undertook a study of federal and state Medicaid policies for assisted-living coverage. Policy briefs and white papers from this study are published as a resource for advocates, policymakers, state Medicaid officials, assisted-living facility operators, and others on

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