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Senator Harms supports bill aimed at helping Nebraska's aging population

With an aging population across the state, Nebraska lawmakers are working on a bill to develop strategies for long-term care services for senior citizens.
 
Senator Kate Bolz is looking to create the 'Aging Nebraskans Task Force'.

The group would develop a comprehensive system of both home *and* community based long-term care services.

Scottsbluff Senator John Harms says this bill would benefit many in rural Nebraska. He says many adults have moved away from their elderly parents... and only see them a few times a year. "But they're not around to see the fact that they shouldn't be driving their car, they have trouble going to the doctor's office," explains Harms. "They actually have trouble actually paying their bills in some cases. I hope as we put forth the effort here that we develop this model in the right manner."
 
The Aging Nebraskan Task Force would be funded by money made available by the affordable care act.

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