We need your help! Tell Senator Toomey and Senator Casey to extend the Medicaid HCBS spousal impoverishment protections before they expire in two weeks on March 31st.
The "spousal impoverishment protection" makes it possible for an individual who needs a nursing home level of care to qualify for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) while allowing their spouse to keep a modest income and resources to support their basic needs. Congress extended the protection for three months in January 2019 (H.R. 259), but the spousal impoverishment protection will expire on March 31st unless Congress acts now.
It's critical to keep this protection in place as we work towards a permanent solution that ensures married couples have the same financial protections whether they receive Medicaid long-term services and supports at home or in an institution.
Call Senators Toomey and Casey today at (202) 224-3121.