There has been a marriage of state and federal government, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) around the issue of long-term care for the disabled and elderly. States have worked to expand Medicaid home and community-based services. This has been a growing area, as patients and families seem to prefer this over facility-based long-term care.
For this assignment, conduct research on how the government and your home state (Chicago, Illinois) are addressing the issue of long-term care. In a 4-5-page paper discuss the following:
Explain the purpose of ACA’s reform or provision regarding long-term care.
Explain any special interest viewpoints or opposing views on the reform or provision.
Discuss your position on long-term care and whether there should be more community-based or home services.
Discuss any challenges facing long-term care facilities
Use audience-specific language
Use 3 credible sources with at least 2 from the College Library.
Include an APA formatted reference page.