© 2022 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Re-examining Who Is Eligible for Medicaid

Medicaid, designed to help poor seniors, is the single biggest source of payments for long-term health care. On any given day, there are more than a million American seniors living in nursing homes -- most of them at taxpayers' expense. Now, the federal government says some who are benefiting from Medicaid actually could afford to pay their own way.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.
WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.