Capitol Correspondence - 07.29.19

House Introduces Bill to Continue Medicaid NEMT Provision

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ANCOR is pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation, H.R. 3935, to require Medicaid to continue to provide for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). People with disabilities have less access to proper healthcare than their peers without disabilities and NEMT benefits are an important way for the disability community to access healthcare. The majority of disability supports in the United States are funded by Medicaid. ANCOR will keep members informed of opportunities for action on this issue as they arise.

Related resource: Readers wishing to learn more on this topic might be interested in this report by Leavitt Partners, both reasserting the value of the program while flagging vulnerabilities in program integrity.