Tell Congress: Care Can’t Wait!
Congress has the power to make life in the community possible for all! Tell your members of Congress to provide more funding for HCBS by passing legislation such as the HCBS Relief Act.
It’s time to make Medicaid funding go where people want to be – in the community.
Our outdated system leaves nearly 700,000 people on waiting lists for an average of 4–5 years—often longer
The current Medicaid system is set up to always pay for nursing homes and institutions, but home and community-based services
are “optional.” That is why people with disabilities are often stuck waiting for years to access the services they need.
- People with disabilities are waiting for their lives to start and often going without the supports they need to achieve their goals.
- Families that want a different life than an institution or nursing home are forced to navigate a patchwork system of supports with waits and no guarantees.
- Family members are often forced to either quit or limit their job choices to provide care due to lack of services.
- People who finally receive services are stuck in one state, because their services aren’t transferable across state lines.
Hear About HCBS From People With Disabilities and Families
Get the Facts
The following resources are provided in plain language:
A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)