June 25, 2021
Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill intended to enact President Biden’s promised $400 billion for in-home disability and elder care, known as the Better Care Better Jobs Act. Democratic Senate staff and advocates spent weeks attempting to gain support for the bill, both from Republicans and from their own party. However, they were blindsided by the same-day announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure plan from the White House, one that leaves out home care altogether. This article includes an examination of how various party members have considered the inclusion of self-direction in proposed or potential legislation. Read the full article here.