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Advocates Guide: Medicaid Long Term Services & Supports 101: Emerging Opportunities & Challenges

Date: 
09/01/2012
Author: 
National Senior Citizens Law Center

Medicaid is the single largest purchaser of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the United States. The current legal and political landscape presents both great opportunities to expand low-income individuals’ ability to receive needed LTSS services at home, and tremendous challenges for maintaining current access to such programs. This guide from the National Senior Citizen Law Center offers advocates a primer on the law that impacts Medicaid-funded home and community-based services. It also highlights key resources and tools to use when advocating to expand and preserve Medicaid coverage of critical LTSS services in individual states.  


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