14 Jun Nation Spending More on Community LivingJune 14, 2018
By: Shaun Heasley
Source: Disability Scoop
Government spending on home and community-based services has risen dramatically, with a new report finding that growth doubled year-over-year as funding for institutions declined.
Some $167 billion in federal and state Medicaid funds went toward long-term services and supports across the country during the 2016 fiscal year, up from $159 billion the year prior.
Of that, 57 percent was devoted to community-based services, according to a new report produced for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.