Report Details the Impact of the Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports

by Rebecca Farley on January 26, 2011

A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, “Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports,” documents how the recession continues to affect state programs for older individuals and adults with disabilities.

Demand for publicly funded services has grown, and resources (including staff) are stretched thin, according to this new 50-state study. Specifically, 31 states cut non-Medicaid aging and disability services programs in FY 2010, and 28 states were expecting to cut these programs in FY 2011.

This study also provides an early snapshot of the likelihood of states pursuing some of the long-term services and supports provisions within the Affordable Care Act.

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