The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program has helped over 75,000 people with chronic conditions and disabilities transition from nursing homes and institutions back into the community. MFP was designed to increase the use of home and community-based services and reduce the use of institutionally-based services. MFP expired in 2016. However, a bill has been introduced in Congress that would fund MFP for the next five years.
The EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227) would provided $450 million in funding for MFP per year until 2022. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Finance and is awaiting a hearing. You can read the full text here.
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