The Community Choice Act gives people real choice in long term care options by reforming Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid) by ending the institutional bias. The Community Choice Act allows individuals eligible for Nursing Facility Services or Intermediate Care Facility Services for the Mentally Retarded (ICF-MR) the opportunity to choose instead a new alternative, “Community-based Attendant Services and Supports.” The money follows the individual!
In addition, by providing an enhanced match and grants for the transition to Real Choice before October 2011 when the benefit becomes permanent, the Community Choice Act offers states financial assistance to reform their long term service and support system to provide services in the most integrated setting. Read more.
WashingtonWatch.com – H.R. 1670, The Community Choice Act of 2009
Download these materials for further information.
Community Choice Act 2007 Summary – pdf
Community Choice Act Summary – Word
Community Choice Act Q&A – pdf
Community Choice Act Q&A – Word
Community Choice Act Talking Points – pdf
Community Choice Act Talking Points – Word