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A multi-billion dollar federal initiative to move low-income elderly and disabled people from long-term care facilities into the community has fallen far short of its goals. Read more»

HB 2713 would allow Arizonans to subtract long-term care insurance premiums and money deposited into long-term care savings accounts from taxable income on their state returns. Read more» 1