As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, people with disabilities and aging adults need a bold investment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Join us in calling on members of Congress to support the Better Care Better Jobs Act and the full $400 billion in funding to permanently strengthen and expand the Medicaid HCBS infrastructure and workforce.
Many people with disabilities and aging adults rely on HCBS to do things like get dressed, take care of our families, work, and participate in our communities. Yet, the program has been underfunded for decades, leaving huge gaps that mean millions of people are unable to get the help they need at home and thus have no choice but to move into an institution. Those lucky enough to remain at home must rely on family members, who are stretched beyond their capabilities, and often have to choose between caring for loved ones or making a living.
We have an historic opportunity to make real change and to begin to build a HCBS system that works for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. The Better Care Better Jobs Act would provide permanent funding to strengthen our care infrastructure and provide good jobs for direct care workers.
Join us for a call-in day today.
• Contact your Members of Congress in the House and Senate! Dial 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected with your member of Congress.
• Tell them to include The Better Care Better Jobs Act and the full $400 billion investment in Medicaid Home- and Community- Based Services in the budget reconciliation package.
• Provide personal stories about how HCBS helps you, your clients, your family, and your state.
• Use this script and our fact sheet to help make the case.
You can also use our social media toolkit and join the conversation using #CareCantWait.
Get the fact sheet, Why Older Adults Need Bold Investment in Medicaid HCBS.
Today’s national call to action is a great opportunity to speak out about the importance of HCBS for older adults and their families. Join us! Share This Contact Us Justice in Aging
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