Long Term Care Commission Fails to Reach Agreement on How to Finance Long Term Services and Supports for People with Disabilities and Seniors

The Long Term Care Commission concluded its work without reaching agreement on how to finance long term services and supports for people with disabilities and seniors. The Commission voted 9 – 6 to issue bipartisan recommendations about the workforce and service delivery issues that it will include in its final report to be delivered to Congress. The commission was created at the end of 2012 and was required to vote on recommendations by September 12, 2013 and a final report by September 30.

Five of the six members who did not vote in favor of the report issued alternative recommendations. The five Commission members said that the time frame did not allow the Commission to make recommendations for a comprehensive long-term services system. The Commission will hold a public meeting on September 18, 2013 to release its final report.

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