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Title
Simulating the fiscal and distributional impacts of Medicaid eligibility reforms.
First Author
Cohen, Marc A
Date of Pub
1993 Summer
Pages
133-150
Volume
14
Issue
4
Other Authors
Kumar, Nanda; Wallack, Stanley S
Abstract
About 43 percent of nursing home costs are paid by Medicaid for the poor and for those who spend-down assets to qualify for Medicaid. We estimate the costs and distributional impacts of changes in the Medicaid asset test and the effect on the number of people spending down to Medicaid eligibility levels. Increasing asset thresholds from $2,00 to $12,000 would cost less than $4 billion, reduce spend-down rates, and increase the proportion of people eligible for Medicaid on admission to a nursing home. Even after such a change, about 80 percent of Medicaid benefits accrue to individuals with incomes less than $10,000.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Computer Simulation : Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical data : Eligibility Determination/economics/legislation & jurisprudence : Financing, Personal/legislation & jurisprudence : Forecasting : Health Care Reform/economics : Human : Income : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Nursing Homes/economics : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB95-123485