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Biden’s speech underscores lost year for home care

January 1, 1970

Timing indeed is everything. President Biden’s State of the Union address brought the cliché home for home care. And it stings a bit.

With his single mention of home care in his one-hour, two-minute speech on Tuesday, Biden seemed to say it all for the field: The moment for big investments certainly may have passed.

Just think about last year at this year at this time (which feels like a decade away, given all that has happened). Fresh off his election victory, Biden’s ambitions seemingly knew no bounds. Barely out of the gate, he passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Next came a massive piece of infrastructure legislation that included $400 billion for Medicaid home- and community-based care. It was no surprise that National Association for Home Care & Hospice President Bill Dombi dubbed 2021 “the year of healthcare at home.”

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