|Fla. near bottom of list in funding home care|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Fifteen years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling on giving the disabled a choice to live outside institutions, Florida remains near the bottom in terms of progress. The 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. decision says unnecessarily segregating people in mental hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions amounts to discrimination. Advocates for the mentally ill, older people and the disabled cite the ruling in arguing for home- and community-based care.
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