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In years since landmark court ruling, W.Va. has increased spending on home care for disabled
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:11 PM EDT
West Virginia has increased the amount it spends to allow the disabled to live outside institutions in the years since a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
In 2002, West Virginia spent nearly 38 percent of Medicaid funds on such services. In 2012, the figure was more than 47 percent.
Nationally in 2012, states devoted an average of 49.5 percent of Medicaid long-term care funding for home settings, compared to 31.1 percent a decade earlier.