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Money Follows the Person Bill Passes House; Urge Your Senator to Vote YES

December 18, 2018

The House passed the IMPROVE Act (H.R. 7217) that includes two important provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The bill provides a three-month extension of the "spousal impoverishment protections" that make it possible for an individual who needs a nursing home level of care to qualify for Medicaid HCBS while allowing their spouse to retain a modest amount of income and resources. The bill also provides three months of funding for the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program that helps individuals who are residing in institutions transition to community living. The bill is currently in the Senate.  Continue to spread the word on social media about the IMPROVE Act with #FundMFP and #IMPROVEAct and contact your Senator and urge them to vote YES on the bill.  Find more information from Justice in Aging here.

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