Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Barriers to Serving Medicaid Clients in RCACs and CBRFs


Respondents noted a number of barriers, but overall, the consensus was that the costs are too high and that it is not possible to get assisted living costs low enough for people with low incomes to pay for themselves.

  • Providers think $2000 a fair price; $1600 a month is the minimum for good care. Most folks don't have this. They have $500 a month.

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