The The Urban Institute estimates millions of Americans will lose Medicaid coverage if Republicans Block Grant Medicaid. Block Granting Medicaid is one of the ways Republicans want to pay for tax cuts for their wealthy donors.
What will happen to the millions of future older Americans who are in danger of losing Nursing Home care through Medicaid. Kaiser Family Foundation shows:
“… According to 2012 estimates, among people age 65 and over, an estimated 70 percent will use LTSS, and people age 85 and over – the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population – are four times more likely to need LTSS compared to people age 65 to 84.6,7 Approximately seven in ten people age 90 and above have a disability, and among people between the ages of 40 and 50, almost one in ten, on average, will have a disability that may require LTSS. …”II
The other sets of facts show Medicaid represents the majority of Long Term Care”.