WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Top Stories

MILWAUKEE - Fifteen years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling, Wisconsin has doubled the percentage of Medicaid funds it dedicates for services to disabled people outside institutions.

The 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. ruling declared that unnecessarily segregating people in mental hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions amounted to discrimination. The decision gave disabled people the choice to live outside institutions.

Spending increased in all states, including Wisconsin.

In 2002, the state dedicated 28 percent of Medicaid funds to services outside institutions. That figure rose to 60 percent as of 2012, the last year for which numbers were available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Nationally, the share of Medicaid long-term care spending over the same period rose from 28 percent to 50 percent.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Wisconsin raises home-care spending from 2002-2012

Video List

Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm So You Think You Can Dance
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix