National Call In Day for Community Living: #FundMFP
Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into their community!
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.
Senators Portman (R-OH) and Cantwell (D-WA) have introduced bipartisan legislation, the EMPOWER Care Act, to improve and extend the program for five years.
Call your Senators
Ask your Senator to Co-Sponsor the EMPOWER Care Act to extend the Money Follows the Person Program and pass it immediately (see talking points below)
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