The Best and Worst State Practices in Medicaid Long-Term Care

This week we’re happy to present the newest Direct Care Alliance Policy Brief, courtesy of Candace Howes of Connecticut College.  This brief, “The Best and Worst State Practices in Medicaid Long-Term Care“, explains why Medicaid poli­cies lead to so much variation in current state Medicaid long-term care programs.

We also explore how those policies have been used in some states to expand the range and availability of services, drawing on lessons from innovative states to suggest reforms in national Medicaid policies that would make home- and community-based services more accessible. Candace has spoken out about wage and benefit increases for direct care workers; see her short video, below.