Annual Medicaid State Ranking for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Report Released

United Cerebral Palsy released its annual report “Case for Inclusion 2011: An Analysis of Medicaid for Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.” The report ranks states on several factors including the percentage of Medicaid devoted to home and community based services, the number of people in supported or integrated employment, and the size of their waiting lists for services. Among the key findings: 1) there still remain162 large state institutions (only one closed since last year’s report), housing 32,909 Americans; 2) waiting lists have increased dramatically overall, but performance is quite mixed by state. The report is available at:
http://medicaid.ucp.org/pdf/Case_For_Inclusion_Report_2011.pdf

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