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Despite Rising Aging Population, Maine Rejects Home Care Funding Measure.

November 7, 2018

Quartz (11/7, Purtill) says the “time has not yet come” for the passage of a Maine ballot measure “that would have provided disabled adults or people over the age of 65 with full-time, long-term care in their own homes.” Voters on Tuesday opted not to approve the measure, which was “ a visionary model for ensuring support for vulnerable people” that “could be rolled out in other states as the US elder population grows.” Quartz identifies Maine as “one of the fastest-aging states in the US,” adding that proponents of the ballot measure “led to a protest last month by roughly a dozen seniors holding signs reading ‘We’re Old, Not Stupid’ in front of the Augusta offices of the Maine Health Care Association” in disagreement with the nursing home industry’s opposition to the tax.

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