Money Follows the Person Passed in the House! Tell Your Senators to Vote Yes NOW in the Final Days of this Congress! #FundMFP!
Yesterday, thanks to the hard work of advocates like you, the House of Representatives passed the IMPROVE Act, (H.R. 7217), which includes a provision to renew the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. We expect a vote in the Senate will follow soon - it could be as soon as today.
Call your Senators and ask them to vote YES on the IMPROVE Act that passed in the House, which renews the MFP program.
The bill funds MFP for three months, and extends spousal impoverishment protections to Medicaid HCBS participants. 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. Call your Senators NOW and tell them to vote YES to help people with disabilities live in the community!
Learn more about MFP here.
MFP helps people with disabilities and older adults who want to move out of nursing homes or other institutions get back into their communities. MFP has assisted more than 88,000 individuals voluntarily move into a setting of their choice. MFP has improved the lives of older adults and people with disabilities, saved states money, and led to better outcomes. That’s why nearly every state has participated in the program! But MFP expired September 30, 2016, and states are running out of funding. People with disabilities deserve the right to live in the community, rather than spending their lives segregated into institutions.
URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE YES ON THE IMPROVE ACT TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY LIVING AND FUND MFP!
For more information, on the bill, visit this page.