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Subject:  Re: Medicare, anyone? Date:  10/20/2012  4:47 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  17989 of 20640

Medicare will pay for a short time in a nursing home/rehabilitation center.

Unless things have gotten much more liberal than when I cared (I doubt it), this is only for rehab after a hospital admission, and only until semi-weekly evaluations indicate enough progress that you don't need it or not enough progress to benefit from it, at which point they boot you. Medicare pays nothing for long-term care.

maybe not even that.

i was in hospital last year, they said i would have to leave but need rehab,
BUT that since Medicare wouldn't pay, i should try to get admitted to VA

()'maybe', because maybe 'they' were wrong, maybe i misremember,
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