Earlier this week, thanks to the hard work of advocates like you, the House of Representatives passed the IMPROVE Act (H.R. 7217) which includes important provisions supporting Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS):
- 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, and
- 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.
As MFP has already expired and the spousal impoverishment protections for HCBS are set to expire on December 31, we need your help in telling Congress to pass these short-term extensions before the end of the year!