The Medicaid program pays for long-term care (i.e. home care, nursing home) for individuals who meet Medicaid eligibility criteria (i.e. income less then 133% of the federal poverty level).

The Medicaid program pays for long-term care (i.e. home care, nursing home) for individuals who meet Medicaid eligibility criteria (i.e. income less then 133% of the federal poverty level). For individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid, long-term care expenses, which can run well over $75,000 per year, are often paid for by the individual needing services or their family. “Given the high probability of older adults needing long-term care and the catastrophic cost of long-term care services, the federal government has an obligation to pay for the long-term care for all members of society.” Comment on this statement. Do you agree or disagree. Why?