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2022 Budget Reconciliation Talking Points

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These talking points can help providers and other advocates engage members of Congress and their staff on the importance of investing in HCBS through the budget reconciliation process.

The Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program plays a critical role in ensuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be supported in their homes and communities, rather than in institutions. However, due to the mounting challenges the HCBS program faces, an investment of at least $150 billion is necessary for states to begin to meet those challenges and enable them to build a sustainable HCBS infrastructure that can address the magnitude of unmet need in our communities.

These talking points can help providers and other advocates engage members of Congress and their staff on the importance of investing in HCBS through the budget reconciliation process.