Joshua M. Wiener, Rose M. Rubin; The Potential Impact of Private Long-Term Care Financing Options on Medicaid: The Next Thirty Years. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 1989; 14 (2): 327–340. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-14-2-327
This study analyzes the potential effect on the Medicaid program of private sector financing mechanisms for long-term care. The data are from the Brookings-ICF Long-Term Care Financing Model and include projections over the next thirty years. While private financing alternatives have some modest impacts on Medicaid expenditures and the number of Medicaid long-term care recipients, the data suggest relatively little change in the need for Medicaid. There will be substantial increases in Medicaid long-term care expenditures over time, and private sector options cannot change this much.