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Help Promote Community Living and Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Urge Congress to extend Money Follows the Person, a federal program that helps individuals with disabilities receive Medicaid home and community-based services rather than institutional care.


 

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program is a Medicaid program that has helped more than 75,000 people with disabilities and seniors move from nursing homes and other institutions to the community.

The MFP program, which was first authorized by President George W. Bush in 2005, has expired.

Bipartisan legislation known as the EMPOWER Care Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 2227) to extend this vital program. A companion bill, H.R. 5306 - To reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program, was introduced soon in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress NOW and tell them to immediately approve the EMPOWER Care Act, to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program.


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Help Promote Community Living and Services for Individuals with Disabilities
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I am writing to ask that you immediately renew and expand Money Follows the Person (MFP), a Medicaid program that helps individuals with disabilities and others living with chronic conditions to move from nursing homes and other institutions to the community.

MFP helps individuals with disabilities and others living with chronic conditions to move from nursing homes and other institutions to the community. Through the program, states receive additional funding to help support the transition of Medicaid enrollees who prefer to receive their long-term services in their homes and communities rather than in nursing homes and other institutional settings. Signed into law in 2005 by President Bush, the program has helped more than 75,000 individuals transition from nursing homes into their communities.

Unfortunately, the program has expired, jeopardizing the progress we've made in shifting away from more costly Medicaid institutional care to the preferred and more cost-effective home and community-based services. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 5306) to extend and improve this vital program.
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I urge you to support and immediately pass H.R. 5306 - To reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program.

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I am writing to ask that you support and approve the bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act, S. 2227, which renews and expands the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.

MFP helps individuals with disabilities and others living with chronic conditions to move from nursing homes and other institutions to the community. Through the program, states receive additional funding to help support the transition of Medicaid enrollees who prefer to receive their long-term services in their homes and communities rather than in nursing homes and other institutional settings. Signed into law in 2005 by President Bush, the program has helped more than 75,000 individuals transition from nursing homes into their communities.

Unfortunately, the program has expired, jeopardizing the progress we've made in shifting away from more costly Medicaid institutional care to the preferred and more cost-effective home and community-based services. The bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act would extend and improve this vital program.
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Please pass the EMPOWER Care Act.

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