Bronx health advocates oppose bill that seeks to eliminate managed long-term care plans

Some Bronx organizations for home-based health care are speaking out against a bill sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera that would eliminate Managed Long-Term Care Plans (MLTCs), which streamline services for people with chronic medical conditions who need extensive care but wish to remain in their homes.

Services for everything from meal delivery to eye care to podiatry to physical therapy — in addition to clinic and hospital visits — can funnel through an MLTC, depending on one’s selected plan. Many seniors rely on such plans.