Take Action to Support People with Disabilities!
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a Medicaid program that has helped over 75,000 people with disabilities and seniors move out of nursing homes or institutions and back into their communities. MFP restores the dignity and liberty of people with disabilities by promoting and supporting choice and community living.
Funding for the MFP program expired in 2016, and states have already scaled back their plans by approximately 40%. We need your help and advocacy to get the Senate and House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act, which would extend and improve the MFP program. Last year was the first time that the number of people that transitioned to the community had declined.
By passing the EMPOWER Care Act (S.2227 and H.R.5306) and funding the Money Follows the Person program, Congress can help more people with disabilities transition out of institutions and nursing homes and into the homes and communities of their choice. Without action NOW, more people will be stuck in institutions.
Use our advocacy tool to send emails, tweets, and Facebook posts directly to your Senators and Representative to tell them to support the EMPOWER Care Act and fund the MFP program.