Long-term Services and Supports: A Rebalancing Act
The ongoing debate over the federal budget and deficit reduction presents a balancing act for policymakers, as many compelling interests compete for scarce dollars. But for 10 million older adults and people with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, there is a “rebalancing act” in progress. The aim is to serve more people at home and in the community, and fewer people in institutions. Are there sufficient home- and community-based programs in all states to address the aging population and the growing number of adults with disabilities? How can incentives in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act encourage new approaches in home- and community-based services? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund, addressed these and related questions.
For more information and access to the presentation slides, please visit the Alliance’s event page.
The panel was comoderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Mary Jane Koren of the Commonwealth Fund.
Mary Jane Koren
Bob Hornyak, Administration on Aging
Cynthia Woodcock, Impaq and formerly Hilltop Institute
also of interest
- Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2010 Data Update
- Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need Home and Community-Based Services: Supporting Independent Living and Community Integration
- Faces of Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Profiles of People with Medicare and Medicaid Coverage
- How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Today? State Adoption of Six LTSS Options