Sen. Rivera’s legislation sparks debate over government-funded long term care plans, dividing advocates

The Homecare Savings and Reinvestment Act, sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, will eliminate government-funded long-term care (MLTC) plans if it becomes law.

These plans were meant to streamline care and services, such as physical therapy or podiatry, for people with Medicare and Medicaid with long-term medical needs who wish to live at home.