In 2021, an estimated 58.7 million adults age 18 and older in the U.S. had a mental illness. That is 22.8 percent of all adults. Prevalence among those over age 50 is 15 percent.
The care provided in long-term services and supports (LTSS) settings is only as good as the personnel who provide it.
The primary source of public financing for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is the joint federal and state Medicaid program.
Most Americans rely on health insurance to help pay for their health care.
Medicare beneficiaries’ access to health care services is similar to, or better than, that of privately insured people age 50–64.
At least one in five older Americans has a mental health condition.
Most private insurance contracts allow providers and enrollees to obtain prior assurance that a claim will be covered.
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Under the current Medicaid financing system, federal Medicaid funding increases in response to increases in enrollment, service costs, and service use.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions that improve and strengthen Medicaid.