NAELA Advocacy Update
President Signs 3-Month Extension of NAELA Priorities
Last Friday, the President signed an extension of NAELA’s two top legislative priorities for the year:
• $112 million for Money Follows the Person (MFP)
• Extension of the guarantee that Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment protections will apply to home and community-based services (HCBS) through March 31, 2019.
Both policies were extended for a short-time due to a compromise from the last Congress on how to offset the costs to the federal government. Importantly, no new limits to Medicaid eligibility were included, such as limits to community spouse annuities. NAELA is now working with key members of Congress to pass a multi-year extension of both programs.
For more information go to Money Follows the Person (MFP) and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)