Aging Population Faces ‘Backward Slide’ on Home Health Expansion – Bloomberg Law

Activists for home health care are asking Democrats to follow through on promises to expand access to the services increasingly in demand as the U.S. population ages.

A coalition of labor unions, disability rights groups, and others have been advocating for legislation to strengthen in-home care for the elderly and disabled, while increasing caregivers’ wages and unionizing opportunities.

Their calls have taken on new urgency as states face a March 31 deadline to apply for money from a pandemic-era program that sought to lay the groundwork to expand Medicaid’s home care offerings.

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