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Bipartisan Policy Center Recommends Expanding Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services to Improve Long-Term Care

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:16 AM

The BPC Long-Term Care initiative released a report titled “Initial Recommendations to Improve the Financing of Long-Term Care,” which contained recommendations to provide states with the following:

  • More flexibility to offer home and community based services under Medicaid
  • Recommendations to the establishment of a federal insurance program for catastrophic long-term care
  • Goals for more affordable options for private long-term care insurance

The report was established by the co-chairs of BPC’s Long-Term Care Initiative. The agreement by BPC on these approvals is remarkable because it proves growing bipartisan support for the increased use of HCBS under Medicaid as a means of improving long-term care. For the full article, click here.

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