On April 19 the President signed a bill which Congress passed earlier in the month, extending funding for the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. The MFP program has helped over 85,000 people with disabilities and chronic conditions voluntarily move into the mainstream community, instead of living in state-run institutions or nursing homes. The six-month extension gives Congress time to work on a more long-term or permanent solution to this important rebalancing program. This has been a priority issue for ANCOR and we are continuing to work with Congressional allies to secure a longer renewal. We expect that legislation to be introduced in the fall, so please stay tuned for more opportunities for action. In the meantime, please thank your members of Congress for supporting this legislation if you have not already. Our email tool will help you send a pre-written message in two minutes or less.
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