Support to End Unnecessary Institutionalization Grows


The Disability Integration Act, which guarantees access to home and community-based services as a civil right, has garnered 81 co-sponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate. NAELA also continues to lobby on a bipartisan bill to renew and expand Money Follows the Person (MFP). MFP provides grants to states to pay for transition services from an institutional setting back to the community that Medicaid cannot normally cover by law. The bill also expands access to the program by reducing the length-of-stay requirement in an institution from 90 to 60 days.