has long conjured up images of inner-city clinics jammed with poor families. Its far less-visible role is as the only safety net for millions of middle-class people whose needs for long-term care, at home or in a nursing home, outlast their resources.
With baby boomers and their parents living longer than ever, few families can count on their own money to go the distance. So while [COLOR=#004276]Medicare
has drawn more attention in the election campaign, seniors and their families may have even more at stake in the future of Medicaid changes-those proposed, and others already under way.