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Govenor's Budget

On February 13, 2006 the Governor gave his budget address to the Legislature. The budget included the following initiatives related to long term care:

•1% increase in Year 1(Y1) and 2% increase in Year 2 (Y2) to non-institutional providers such as personal care and home health;
•2% annual increase to nursing home, paid for by a monthly $50 increase in the bed assessment;
•Implements a five-year statewide phase-in of the Family Care program; and
• Provides $167,000 in each year of the biennium to provide funding to support the “Quality Home Care Commission.”

The budget includes no increases to the Community Integration Project, the Community Options Program, and Community Aids.