Democrats seeks to advance Biden home care plan via Medicaid cash

June 23, 2021

Senate Democrats will release legislation as soon as Thursday to meet President Joe Biden‘s promise to expand in-home care for the elderly and disabled while boosting caregivers’ wages and unionizing opportunities, according to a draft bill obtained by Bloomberg Law. States could apply for an additional 2% bump in federal Medicaid dollars if they establish an oversight entity to administer a program for “self-directed care,” which lets those receiving care customize their plan without involving an outside employer agency.  Read the full article here.