The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to better understand where the nation stands a year into the pandemic, particularly when it comes to responding to at-risk populations, including people with disabilities. Below is a list of references Senators made to the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services program:
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) asked about establishing and maintaining HCBS, including a strong workforce (at the 53:16 mark).
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asked the following questions specific to the HCBS program (starting at the 1:21:00 mark). She also spoke in her closing remarks about the importance of making HCBS accessible through the expansion of Medicaid and Medicare.
Why it is difficult for Medicaid patients to access HCBS?
What happens when patients cannot access HCBS?
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