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by Diana Scully, Eunhee (Grace) Cho, John Michael Hall, Kelsey Walter, NASUAD; Jenna Walls, HMA; Wendy Fox-Grage and Kathleen Ujvari, AARP Public Policy Institute, Public Policy Institute, July, 2013
Tight fiscal budgets and increasing demand for publicly funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) are putting pressure on states to transform their systems of care for older people and adults with disabilities. Many states are beginning to implement Affordable Care Act LTSS options that increase access to Medicaid home and community-based services, but non-Medicaid aging and disability funding has either decreased or remained flat in most states.
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