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Thread: Can congregate care be required to accept Medicaid?

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    Jul 2010
    BC, Canada

    Can congregate care be required to accept Medicaid?

    From what I understand, some congregate care facilities (independent living, assisted living) accept Medicaid, and some don't. Does anyone who has experience with congregate care have an idea if a city can require, thru a development agreement or affordable housing requirement, that a congregate care facility be required to accept Medicaid, at least up to a certain percentage of its units? I could see this working in two ways:

    a) If a city that doesn't have inclusionary zoning requires this through the development review process - perhaps by ordinance?
    b) If a city that has inclusionary zoning, would waive this requirement on congregate care so long as they agree to accept Medicaid (perhaps capped at up to xx% of their residents, for example?)


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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Emerald Coast
    It's a federal issue and has nothing to do with local land use matters.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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