By Harry S. Margolis
According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), demand for Medicaid-covered nursing home care has dropped from approximately 1.4 million seniors in 1995 to fewer than 1.1 million in 2010, a figure last seen in 1975. See the chart below.
This reflects the change over the past two decades from an emphasis on institution-based long-term
The Congressional Budget Office in a recently-released study, “Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People,” reports that Medicaid-covered nursing home care has dropped from