Long-term care Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides medical and long-term care coverage for eligible low-income individuals who meet certain medical and financial criteria. The program is known as Medicaid in the United States, and it is administered by individual states.

Long-term care Medicaid is designed to help people who require long-term care services, such as nursing home care, home health care, and other types of care that are not covered by Medicare. Medicaid may also cover other types of medical services, such as doctor’s visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, and medical equipment.

To be eligible for long-term care Medicaid, an individual must meet certain income and asset requirements, as well as medical criteria that demonstrate a need for long-term care services. The exact eligibility requirements may vary by state, but in general, the program is intended for low-income individuals who require extensive long-term care services.

It is important to note that long-term care Medicaid is different from Medicare, which is a federal program that provides health insurance coverage for people who are 65 or older, or who have certain disabilities. While Medicare may cover some types of medical services, it does not typically cover long-term care services in the same way that Medicaid does.

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