Lawmakers and witnesses focused mainly on ways to beef up Medicaid home care benefits and caregiver pay Wednesday, at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on home care. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, talked about another strategy, based on a self-directed care proposal released last summer: using Medicaid or other public and private programs to give care recipients and their loved ones cash or spending cards that they can use to buy their own care-related products and services. Read the full article here.
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