Nothing About Long-Term Care In HHS Progress Report

Posted by – May 1, 2009

In recent days, I’ve been scouring the HHS email updates for anything of relevance to people with disabilities and our struggle for freedom.

Yesterday, HHS put out its Progress Report, “a comprehensive report on the Department’s progress over the first 100 days of the Obama Administration.” (PDF file)

It contains NOTHING about long term care, not a word about home care or nursing home transition, nothing about Olmstead, or the 2001 executive order supposedly implementing Olmstead.

The law is on our side. The administration isn’t yet. We get no mention in the “Progress Report.” We aren’t a priority.

That needs to change.

Nick