|Medicaid & State Programs||39.0%|
|Out of Pocket||29.5%|
|Medicare, Medicare Suppl., Conventional Health Policies||17.8%|
Many people are under the assumption long term care is paid for by medicare, or major medical health policies. The fact is medicare, medicare supplements and major medical policies specifically exclude custodial care. To qualify for medicaid a substantial portion of personal assets must be depleted.
(Health Care Financing Administration, 1998 Washington Post article "Why You Should Worry About Long Term Care" by Albert B. Crenshaw, September 17, 2000.)