NY Alliance joins its national association in Washington, D.C. in asking Congress to include increased funds for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services in the next COVID-19 relief package.
WHO: We urge our member organizations and your network of individuals, families and staff to contact members of Congress to include these necessary funds in the COVID-19 relief package.

WHAT: Today, use ANCOR’s action tool to ask Congress to say YES to increased funding for the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program during the pandemic.

With Congress moving forward on a new COVID-19 emergency funding package, ANCOR is joining a coalition of national disability organizations to show strong support for an increase in funding for the HCBS program. In an important but not-yet-guaranteed victory for the disability community, the House COVID-19 relief package has a provision that would grant an increase to Medicaid totaling $9 billion specifically for the HCBS program during the pandemic. 

WHY: However, your action is still needed because that funding provision is not in the Senate package.