Action Alert: Tell Congress: Support Community Living

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Action Alert: Tell Congress: Support Community Living

Tell Congress: Support Community Living

Join The Arc and partners across the country for a national call-in day to support community living.

The future of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program that has helped more than 88,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions is in jeopardy!

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Background

MFP significantly improves the lives of older adults and people with disabilities by assisting them to transition out of institutional settings. By favoring community-based services, states save money and see better outcomes. That's why nearly every state has participated in the program!

MFP expired September 30, 2016, and states are running out of funding. Seven states are already out of funding and ALL programs will end by the end of 2018. Congress must ACT NOW!

Independent evaluations have proven MFP improves the quality of life for individuals has and reduced Medicaid and Medicare expenditures by approximately 23%. Unfortunately, states have already stopped transitions to the community and are scaling back their programs, reducing dedicated staff and crucial resources.

Without action NOW, more people will be stuck in institutions.

Act Now: Ask your Senators and Representatives to support and co-sponsor the Empower Care Act (S. 2227 and H.R. 5306) which will improve and extend the program for five years.

Thank you for all your continued advocacy!

We're Here To Help!

We know that calling your representatives may feel overwhelming. We want to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your advocacy role. Click HERE to visit our Public Policy Go Bag for tips and resources or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us [email protected]. Self advocates please contact Ashley Ritchey at [email protected] with any questions.