Angry senior citizens may throng members' town meetings demanding that the government keep its "hands off my Medicare." They don't often say, "Hands off my mother-in-law's future Medicaid nursing home bills.' "
Yet with as many as 70 percent of nursing home residents now relying on Medicaid payments, a Republican proposal to transform the third-largest federal entitlement program could alter the day-to-day living and health care arrangements of millions of elderly or disabled Americans.
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