MFP Call-In Day to Celebrate Olmstead Anniversary
Help celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, which recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work and participate in their communities. Money Follows the Person (MFP) supports people to move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. The EMPOWER Care Act helps make Olmstead a reality!
CALL CONGRESS TO HONOR THE OLMSTEAD ANNIVERSARY AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY LIVING BY COSPONSORING THE EMPOWER CARE ACT!
Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their communities!
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program has helped more than 75,000 seniors and people with disabilities move out of nursing homes and institutions into the community. 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. States are already having to scale back their programs, and without funding, could have to completely eliminate them. Last year was the first time that the number of people transitioned to the community declined. Without action NOW, states will lose momentum and more people will be stuck in institutions.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, the EMPOWER Care Act, would improve and extend the program for five years.
Call your Senators and Representative
Ask your legislators to extend the Money Follows the Person Program by cosponsoring the EMPOWER Care Act.