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Milestones In Long-Term-Care Policies

Before the early 1980s, people with disabilities who needed government-funded long-term care had few choices other than to live in a nursing home or state institution. Changes in federal policies and Medicaid funding over the years have made home- and community-based care a more viable option. Here is a look at some of the events and policies that have shaped the provision of long-term care.

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