ANCOR collaborated on and signed onto a letter with the Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) addressed to the Biden administration asking that the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget include at least $300 billion to support Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The request mirrors the cost estimate associated with the Better Care Better Jobs Act.
The letter also requests additional priorities for inclusion in the FY 2024 budget, including:
A dedicated, permanent federal match (FMAP) increase for Medicaid HCBS to build on the one year of funding authorized through the American Rescue Plan Act.
Additional funding for the Administration for Community Living to continue its recently established National Direct Care Worker Resource Center, beyond the current five-year program.
The creation of a standard occupational classification for direct support professionals.
Permanent authorization of the Money Follows the Person program (MFP), which assists individuals in transitioning out of institutions and into community-based settings.
The establishment of mechanisms to comprehensively collect and report HCBS data.
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