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A pie chart with five colored slices of pie, divided vertically approximately in the middle.  The left half of the pie is labeled "In labor force (with or without disability)"; it has two slices, one labeled "Employed 41.2%" and the other "Looking for work 11.2%."   The right half is labeled "Not in labor force"; three slices of pie are labeled "Exempted due to disability 27.7%," "Caring for family, attending school, already in work program 14.1%," and "No identified community engagement 5.9%"

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued guidance that would allow states to use 1115 Waivers to add “work and community engagement” requirements for working-age Medicaid beneficiaries.  A new CLPC report examines the extent to which disability affects working-age...

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A line graph titled, "Figure 1. Average annual HCBS spending per non-I/DD enrollee, 2001–13, actual and reduced as if BCRA caps had been in place."  A blue line shows the average national per-enrollee HCBS spending for programs targeted to people without I/DD. Beginning in 2005, a green and a red line diverge from the blue line, showing the impact that per capita caps might have had.  By 2013, the green line is 23% lower and the red line 30% lower than the blue line.

The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) proposes to cap Federal Medicaid reimbursements to the states, effectively limiting growth to a rate at first only modestly exceeding the rate of inflation in healthcare costs and then falling below inflation. A new CLPC report uses state-by-...

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On June 23, 2017 Steve Kaye spoke with John Hockenberry about  the new Republican healthcare proposal. In a segment on The Takeaway called “Disability Advocates: GOP Health Bill Will Dismantle a Social Safety Net,” Steve talks about the impact proposed cuts to Medicaid HCBS would have on people with...

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