TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg that will help give elderly and disabled New Jerseyans receiving Medicaid assistance the option of receiving government aid for long-term health care while living in the comfort of their own homes was signed into law today by Governor Corzine during an AARP Long-Term Care summit held at the Trenton Marriott. Senator Weinberg was on hand to answer questions on the bill.
“This is a proud day for elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients statewide,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “This legislation is long overdue. The State does not have the right to tell Medicaid recipients that they can no longer live in their homes simply because they are in need of medical assistance. This law will make it possible for these New Jerseyans to remain in their own homes and receive the medical care they need.”