- Nearly 6 million people receive Medicaid long-term services and supports for assistance with activities of daily living.
- Nearly $1 in every $10 spent on U.S. health care in 2020 went to long-term services and supports. Medicaid was the single largest payer.
- From KFF Health News and The New York Times, Dying Broke is a jointly reported series examining families’ long-term care challenges.
- Only 38% of nursing facility residents and 15% of staff have received the latest vaccine. In comparison, 87% of residents and 88% of staff completed the initial vaccination series.
- Learn about implementation of the home and community-based care “settings rule” across states and what to watch.
- Medicaid provides health care to more than 1 in 5 Americans, or more than 90 million people with low incomes. Learn how state and federal governments pay for and administer the program.
- This annual report highlights certain policies in place in state Medicaid programs in state FY 2023 and policy changes implemented or planned for FY 2024.
- Medicaid represents $1 out of every $6 spent on health care in the U.S. and is the major source of financing for states to provide health coverage and long-term services and supports for low-income residents.
Bookmark our Medicaid waiver tracker page for the latest information on pending and approved Section 1115 Medicaid waivers.
- Medicaid is a major source of funding for hospitals and community health centers. States operate their programs within federal standards and a range of state options.