Home and Community-Based Services

Expanding Access to Services that Help People
Age at Home

Seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid should have access to the home and community-based services that enable them to live with dignity and independence in their homes. Under Medicaid law, funding exists to give consumers the ability to receive necessary long-term services and supports without moving into a nursing home or other healthcare institution. We work at the federal and state level to help expand and preserve home and community-based funding for settings that are truly non-institutional, and provide assistance to state advocates to ensure that low-income seniors get the care they need in the setting they prefer.

Policy Priority: Increase Equitable Access to Home-Based Care, January, 2023

Fact Sheet: HCBS Federal Legislative Update, November, 2022

Letter: Justice in Aging and Disability Rights California Joint Comments on California’s Final State Transition Plan for Complying with the HCBS Settings Rule, November 10, 2022

Letter: Calling on Senate leaders to provide robust funding for HCBS, ongoing

Letter: Justice in Aging’s Comments on New Jersey’s 1115 Waiver submitted to CMS, April 8, 2022

Letter: Justice in Aging’s statement on the Record for the Senate Aging Committee Hearing on the Importance of Home-Based Care, March 21, 2022

Letter: Calling on Congress to Maintain Funding for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services in Build Back Better, November 3, 2021

Letter: Justice in Aging’s Comments on New Jersey’s 1115 Waiver Proposal, October 11, 2021

Toolkit: Better Care Better Jobs Act Twitter Toolkit

Letter: Template letter for state advocates in support of the Better Care Better Jobs Act HCBS investment

Letter: Calling on California’s Congressional delegation to fully fund Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, September 13, 2021

Letter: Calling on Congressional leaders to invest the full $400 billion in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, July 19, 2021

Letter: Updated HCBS Service and Workforce Recovery Recommendations, May 23, 2021

Letter: Justice in Aging Feedback on the HCBS Access Act, April 26, 2021

Policy Priority: Medicaid and Medicare Home and CommunityBased Services Policy Priorities for the New Adminstration, December, 2020

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