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The increase could reflect the growing number of inmates with mental illness, though it also might stem from better identification of people in need of treatment, say researchers from California Health Policy Strategies(CHPS), a Sacramento-based consulting firm. Amid a severe shortage of psychiatric bedsand community-based treatment throughout the state and nation, jails have become repositories for people […]

Pallone Unveils Proposal for Medicare Long-Term Care Benefit

Edison, NJ– Today, at a roundtable discussion with aging and disability advocates at the JFK Adult Medical Day Program in Edison, New Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released a proposal to create a new Medicare long-term care benefit. The comprehensive discussion draft, the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act, would establish a public benefit […]