UCP is advocating for HCBS funding

Congress is finalizing top level budget numbers that will give Congressional committees direction on creating the final budget reconciliation package.

The Better Care Better Jobs Act calls for $400 billion for home and community-based services (HCBS) and support for the direct care workforcethough some lawmakers want to cut that funding level by $250 billion.

UCP and our national partners believe strongly that the $400 billion is critical to providing long-overdue and much needed support for home and community-based services, and to help strengthen the nation’s direct service workforce.

To keep up the pressure, UCP National has signed onto a letter with a diverse coalition of groups, including dozens of organizations that advocate for people with disabilities, civil rights, aging issues and consumer organizations to urging Congress and the White to fund the full $400 billion.

If you’d like to support these efforts, please call your Member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to retain the $400 billion as part of the upcoming budget reconciliation process.

There is still time to make your voices heard. You can also find your representatives’ contact information here.

Thank you for your support.

Armando A. Contreras

President/CEO

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