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California gets Medicaid money to keep people out of institutions
Sacramento Business Journal

California will be the first state in the nation to receive Medicaid dollars under the Affordable Care Act to provide home and community-based services for at-risk seniors and people with disabilities as an alternative to nursing home or other institutional settings. A new Community First Choice program established by federal health care reform provides a 6 percent increase in federal medical assistance for Medicaid enrollees who require an institutional level of care.