Describe the roles that Medicare and Medicaid play in the financing of long term care.
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1. Describe the roles that Medicare and Medicaid play in the financing of long term care.
Although Medicare has contributed substantially to the well being of the nation's elderly and people with disabilities, there is a gap in paying for long-term care. Over the past four decades, for example, Medicare has helped to improve the health of its beneficiaries and assure their financial well being. But Medicare also has significant gaps. Key among them is the fact that Medicare does NOT pay for long-term care. Medicare pays for nursing home and home care services, but Medicare is designed to pay for the treatment of acute, short-term illness. These services are available only to beneficiaries who need skilled nursing care or therapies, and are often time-limited. ...
This solution describes the roles that Medicare and Medicaid plays in the financing of long term care. It then discusses the obligations of public schools with regards to education of children with special health care needs. Supplemented with articles on Medicare, technology and the Anerican's Disability Act of 1990. References are provided.