Advocacy

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Community Integration •  Criminal & Juvenile Justice  • Education  • Employment  • Health Care  • Involuntary Interventions • Legal Capacity

Featured Issue:

Employment. Get the latest on our work advancing opportunities for real work for real wages for people with disabilities, including bills expanding competitive integrated employment and ending subminimum wage for people with disabilities.  More on employment here.

Medicaid:

We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening so we created a page to give you a few quick facts and updates about the most pressing issues.

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Recent Medicaid Updates:

April 22, 2019

Thanks to your hard work,  H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act is now law.  This bill adds additional short-term funding to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program to and extends the expiring spousal impoverishment protections for people receiving Home and Community Based Services through September 2019.  We will continue advocating for long-term funding for the MFP program through the EMPOWER Care Act.  Learn more about EMPOWER Care Act and how you can help here

April 4, 2019

Thanks to your hard work, Congress has passed H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act, and it now moves on to the President’s desk.  This bill adds additional short-term funding to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program to and extends the expiring spousal impoverishment protections for people receiving Home and Community Based Services through September 2019.  We will continue advocating for long-term funding for the MFP program through the EMPOWER Care Act.  Learn more about EMPOWER Care Act and how you can help here

March 26, 2019

Thanks to your hard work, last night the House passed H.R. 1839, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act.  This bill adds additional short-term funding to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program to fully fund it through September 2019 and extends the expiring spousal impoverishment protections for people receiving Home and Commnity Based Services also through September 2019.  We expect the Senate to take up the bill this week.  We will continue advocating for long-term funding for the MFP program through the EMPOWER Care Act.  Learn more about EMPOWER Care Act and how you can help here

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