TIME SENSITIVE: On December 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to renew the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program for three months. Act today to ask your U.S. Representative to vote YES to help people with disabilities live in the community!
The Ask: Call your U.S. Representative or email them and ask them to vote YES on the IMPROVE Act (H.R. 7217), which renews the MFP program for three months. Our call tool will give you your U.S. Representative's office number and a script, our email tool will allow you to send an email directly to their health staff in Washington, D.C., who advise them on their decision-making.
The Details: Money Follows the Person is an important program that has helped over 75,000 people with disabilities and chronic conditions voluntarily move from state-run institutions into the community. It expired in 2016, and with state programs now running out of funds this is already having consequences for people with disabilities. In its annual survey of state Medicaid directors, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that half planned to discontinue program services or administrative activities if Congress did not renew the MFP program's funding. By renewing MFP for three months, the IMPROVE Act gives the program a needed bridge into the new Congress in 2019, when we can advocate for a longer renewal. Read ANCOR's letter of support for the IMPROVE Act here.
Speak up today so that people with I/DD who want to live in the community can live with their family, friends and peers - just like everyone else!