State Independent Living Council Discussion Archive

NATSILC: ADAPT Legislative Alert

Posted by: Lou Diehl
Date Mailed: Monday, November 10th 2003 11:27 AM

Subject: ADAPT Legislative Alert
From: Mark Johnson <Mark_Johnson@shepherd.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 20:57:06 -0500

  TO:  MiCASSA Supporters and Money Follows the Person Supporters
FROM:  THE ADAPT Community

The 108th Congress has approximately a month left before they adjourn for
the "holiday" break. (Nobody knows for sure when they will finish their
work.) On November 23rd a major article on home and community based
services (HCBS) and related issues will published in the NYTimes Magazine. 

What you can do now and through the "holiday"break to continue to
getting/keeping folks out of institutions and reverse the institutional
bias: 

1.  Continue to push your Senator(s) and Representative(s) to be
co-sponsors of MiCASSA (S. 971 and HR. 2032); 

2.  Passionately tell them you want hearings on MiCASSA by March 31, 2004
in the Senate Finance and House Energy and Commerce Committees; 

3.  Continue to push your Senator(s) to be a co-sponsor of Senator
Harkin's "Money Follows the Person" bill, S. 1394; 

4.  The Bush Administration has still not intoduced its' "Money Follow the
Person" legislation (NFI Medicaid Demonstration Act of 2003);  Make it
clear to the White House and Congress that "Money Follows the Person" will
help people get out of nursing homes and other institutions and assist
states in implementing the Olmstead decision. 

Please continue your grassroots advocacy!! 

If you have any questions: 

The ADAPT Community - 512/442-0252
adapt@adapt.org

Thank you

Don't Mourn...ORGANIZE!

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