The eligibility rules for Medicaid are different depending on each state, but in every state, Medicaid is an important source of coverage for people who need long-term care services.
State Medicaid programs:
Each state operates a Medicaid program that provides health coverage for low-income families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Medicare options: People on Medicare with limited income have several opportunities for enrolling in Medicaid coverage and getting help paying Medicare premiums. Medicaid also helps pay for nursing home care for a large proportion of people with Medicare.
Community-based programs: Nearly all states offer community-based long-term care services that are supported through Medicaid that help individuals stay in their homes for as long as possible.