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NCOA, Bedlin Brief Leading Aging Organizations on Health Care Reform, Needed Long-Term Care Provisions
Date:11/30/2009

verished. Such protections currently apply to spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents, but not to HCBS recipients. Another important provision would reduce current barriers that make it difficult for states to provide HCBS under flexible state plan amendments.

"By providing new options for frail seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their homes and communities," said Bedlin, "the Senate bill takes an important step toward enabling millions of Americans to maintain their independence, dignity, and choice in the face of daunting health-related challenges."

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans--especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged--and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, visit www.ncoa.org.

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