Adult Group Homes Face Crisis Created By Maine Legislators.

May 13, 2018

The Portland (ME) Press Herald (5/13, Lawlor, 251K) reports when Maine lawmakers adjourned on May 2, they “left in limbo more than 4,000 adults with autism or other intellectual disabilities who receive Medicaid-funded services, such as group home placements, day programs, in-home care and supportive work environments.” At issue is the MaineCare reimbursement rate for direct care workers. Because the legislature did not pass a proposed increase, the workers’ rate will be cut to the equivalent of $9.17 per hour – less than minimum wage – on July 1. The article discusses how the “workforce crisis” may force many group homes to close their doors.

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