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Re-examining Who Is Eligible for Medicaid

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Re-examining Who Is Eligible for Medicaid

Re-examining Who Is Eligible for Medicaid

Re-examining Who Is Eligible for Medicaid

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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.