Yesterday afternoon, President Biden signed an Executive Order including more than 50 directives to nearly every cabinet-level agency to expand access to home- and community-based care and provide support for care workers and family caregivers.
The HCAOA Policy Committee is analyzing the impact of this order on member agencies.
In the order, the Administration acknowledges the significant challenges families, clients, and home-based care providers face. The order highlights that more than three-quarters of home and community-based care service providers are not accepting new clients, leaving hundreds of thousands of older Americans and Americans with disabilities on waiting lists for home and community-based services and struggling to afford the care they need.
This Executive Order complements the President’s Budget, which includes $150 billion over the next 10 years to improve and expand Medicaid home care services.