The fate of the Build Back Better Act, which contains historic funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), became increasingly precarious after a series of events unfolded last week. Despite Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s aspirational plan to move the bill to the floor by Christmas, President Biden conceded that negotiations over the bill would continue into 2022 following stalled talks between the White House and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Please read the full correspondence here.
Message from ANCOR:
The White House just released its framework for the Build Back Better Agenda this morning. The framework includes $150 billion for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services. There is still no legislative text available for the budget reconciliation bill, which is how Congress will move forward this framework. Negotiations are still ongoing. We will continue to update you as we know more.
We are encouraged that reports indicate that HCBS funding will be included in the final bill. But we want to make sure we don’t let up on our advocacy in this final stretch!
Please join us TODAY as we participate in a Day of Action along with our coalition partners from disability, aging, and labor groups.
Here are some sample tweets you can use:
You are also encouraged to tweet your own stories. Below are additional hashtags to use:
We also wanted to make sure we shared with you ANCOR’s letter sent to Congressional leadership yesterday in a final push to support increased funding for HCBS.
Thanks for all of your hard work and please keep it going!
Here are the resources from the White House:
The Build Back Better Framework: President Biden’s Plan to Rebuild the Middle Class
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