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Commission on Long-Term Care Issues Final Report to Congress

November 14, 2013

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013. The report highlights problems facing individuals with disabilities who require LTSS in order to maintain employment. To address these problems, the Commission recommends that the Senate: (1) create a demonstration project under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act to provide supplemental LTSS to workers with the disabilities who do not receive these benefits through employer-provided health insurance; and (2) create a nationwide Medicaid buy-in program which would allow low-income workers with disabilities who require LTSS to purchase coverage through Medicaid. The full text of the Commission’s report is available through the Senate web site, www.ltccommission.senate.gov.