Briefs & Reports

Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports

AARP Public Policy Institute

Catherine Rudd
Jenna Walls
Kathy D. Gifford

HMA conducted the most comprehensive analysis to date on the impact of the recession for both Medicaid and non-Medicaid funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) in each state. Based on a survey of 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, the report explores how the recession affects state services and supports for the aged and disabled populations as states adjust policies to deal with difficult budget conditions. It also illustrates state-by-state how LTSS are financed, and provides a very early snapshot of the likelihood of states pursuing some of the LTSS provisions within the Affordable Care Act.