Biden Seeks to Bolster Home Health Care in Infrastructure Plan | #healthcare | #elderly | #seniors
March 31, 2021, 7:08 PM
President Joe Biden’s call to spend $400 billion to expand home and community-based care is raising advocates’ hopes that Congress may finally address long-standing challenges the industry, the elderly and people with disabilities face.
Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal, unveiled Wednesday, included the new funds over eight years to improve access to long-term care under Medicaid, the public health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Many Americans languish on waiting lists for home care under Medicaid, the main payer for home and community-based support. Wages remain low for home-care workers in demanding jobs.