Audio & Slides Available from Olmstead/ACA Webinar
On Friday January 24, 2014, Abt Associates hosted a webinar panel of some of the nation's leading experts from federal and state agencies and policy organizations -- including TAC's Executive Director Kevin Martone -- to explore ways that community-based housing linked to health services can better serve the most vulnerable populations. The webinar, titled "Olmstead is the Mandate, ACA the Opportunity" discussed how throughout the nation, states and communities are working together to meet the mandate of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision to help people with disabilities live in the community, rather than in institutions. At the same time, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides opportunities for states to create new options for home and community-based services under the Medicaid program. Olmstead implementation that employs new financing opportunities will require better coordination and integration across the health and housing sectors for people with complex needs.