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Medicaid Matters…for Long-Term Services and Supports

Fact Sheet
November 1, 2012

This PHI fact sheet explains why Medicaid is important to both direct care workers and those receiving direct care. Medicaid provides health insurance to direct care workers, pays for the majority of long-term services and supports for elders and people with disabilities, and funds millions of direct care jobs. The fact sheet further explains why the Republicans’ proposal to turn Medicaid to a block grant would increase the burden on struggling families and state governments.

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Key Takeaways

Medicaid is the largest payer for long-term services and supports.
Medicaid funds million of direct care jobs and fuels the economy.
Turning Medicaid into a block grant would hurt American families.
Contributing Authors
Carol Regan and Gail MacInnes

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