What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : The Chronically Ill : S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment to Encourage Community-Based Services for Disabled Individuals. (2003 senate Roll Call 247)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment to Encourage Community-Based Services for Disabled Individuals.
senate Roll Call 247     Jun 26, 2003
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During debate on prescription drug legislation, Senator Harkin (D-IA) offered a proposal to encourage community-based services for disabled individuals. The amendment, which was included in President Bush's 2004 budget submission, would have established a demonstration project under Medicaid to provide communities with $350 million per year for five years in order to transfer disabled individuals out of nursing homes and into community-based care centers. Progressives supported Harkin's amendment as a way to provide seniors a second option to nursing home care which they argued isolated seniors from the rest of their community. Senator Santorum (R-PA), an opponent of the measure, offered a motion to table (strike down) the amendment and the motion was narrowly upheld on a 50-48 vote.

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