Financing services for developmentally disabled people: directions for reform.
Tompkins, Arnold R
Date of Pub
Harahan, Mary F; Porter, Margaret E
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services established a working group to examine current Federal policies
affecting the financing of services to persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. This article
summarizes the Working Group's Report to the Secretary. The working group concluded that Federal policies can act as a barrier
to community and family living opportunities. Policy alternatives were identified that emphasize flexibility in order to provide
appropriate services in a variety of settings, targeting services to the most severely disabled and fixing Federal costs.
Disabled Persons : Community Health Services/economics : Eligibility Determination : Financing, Government/trends : Human
: Medicaid/trends : Mental Retardation/economics : United States : United States Dept. of Health and Human Services