Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging

Profiling Maine's Long Term Support System [Project Brief]


A recent report by the Muskie School and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services provides a new way of looking at the state's long term support system. With an emphasis on developing a common approach for description and analysis across programs, the profile reveals that users of long term services and supports in Maine span all age groups and types of service users. In fact, 28% are ages 17 or younger and 29% are between the age of 35 and 64. Long term service users include people with physical impairments, cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and people who need behavioral health support. In Maine, these long term service users account for two-thirds of total Medicaid expenditures.

Publication Type: 
Project Brief
Publish Date: 
October 30, 2009

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