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Maryland has a massive backlog for Medicaid in-home care. Some patients die waiting.

June 20, 2023
Caregiver helping disabled elderly woman in wheelchair to get into the car,helpful daughter care and support senior mother to stand up from wheelchair in outdoor, caring for old people

More than 11,600 older and disabled Marylanders with Medicaid have been waiting as long as a year for help at home. Some are being hospitalized, institutionalized or even dying in the interim. These medically vulnerable residents — who need help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning and errands — are among a massive backlog of applicants for in-home care through Medicaid, the state-administered public health insurance program for low-income people.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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