Ten Ways the “Better Care Better Jobs Act” Helps Older Adults & People with Disabilities

Executive Summary

July 26, 2021 marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA). As we celebrate more than 30 years since one of the most important civil rights achievements for people with disabilities, Congress now has the opportunity to take another huge step forward towards improving the lives of people with disabilities and older adults. This opportunity, the Better Care Better Jobs Act, would make critically needed long-term investments in Medicaid-funded home and community-based service (HCBS).

Additional Resources


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