Applying For Long Term Care
Medicaid: Can You Do It On Your Own?
Ethan R. Okura
Medicaid was created in 1965 as Title XIX of the Social Security Act, alongside Medicare, which was Title XVIII of the Act, under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that pays for medical costs for those with limited resources. It also provides some health care benefits that are not covered by Medicare, such as long term care services in nursing homes.
Medicaid laws are very complicated