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Art By: George Ortiz

Tell Congress: Fund the Money Follows the Person Program

Posted on : 12/11/2018

Your action is needed NOW!

Congress may vote this week on the future of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. MFP has helped more than 88,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions.

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.

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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 Members of Congress to vote yes on the IMPROVE Act, which includes funding for MFP for one year.

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