US Senate 2227 - EMPOWER Care Act

Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act

SUMMARY:

  • To reauthorize the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Program.
  • The MFP Program expired December of 2016 but allowed states to continue funding the program through 2020.
  • This bill reauthorizes the program and extends funding through 2022.
  • The Money Follows the Person Program helps transition individuals out of institutionalized settings and into community-based settings.
  • The goal of the program is to increase home and community-based services while reducing institutionally-based services.

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Ohio Senator Portman

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Ohio Senator Brown

COMMITTEE:

Senate Committee on Finance

COMPANION BILL:

H.R. 5306

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2227?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S+2227%22%5D%7D&r=1

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2227/actions?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S+2227%22%5D%7D&r=1

BILL STATUS:

Senate Action

Introduced in the Senate on December 13, 2017

This bill did not pass during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

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