ACTION NEEDED to Support Community- and Home-Based Services

The Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) in Washington, DC has a proposal that goes straight to the heart of our values as people who care about improving support services for adults and children with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

The CMS proposal would give states more flexibility to provide home- and community-based services.

That means more resources for services that value individual choices, independence and the ability for individuals to live in their community with control over their immediate environment and day-to-day activities.

CMS needs to hear from us about why these values are so important and why we need to encourage states to move away from providing services in expensive institutional settings that do not meet individuals’ needs. It’s up to us to be a strong voice for the least-restrictive, most consumer-directed settings for individuals to receive the supports they need.

Send your note today supporting the CMS proposal to promote home- and community-based services for adults and children with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Thank you for joining with us and making your voice heard.

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