Democrats Discuss Scaling Back A Key Caregiving Initiative By Half — Or More

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2021
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A Democratic proposal with the potential to transform life for the elderly and people with disabilities may get less than half the funding its champions envisioned, according to multiple sources involved in Capitol Hill deliberations.

The proposal would dramatically strengthen federal support for what are known as “home- and community-based services,” or HCBS for short. It’s a catch-all phrase for programs that make it possible for elderly and disabled Americans to live on their own, outside of institutions. In practice, it can mean everything from caregivers who help with hygiene...

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