Jun 10 2013

Ask your Assemblyperson to expand Family Care

Posted by BPDD at 2:14 PM
- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Assembly to vote next week; take action now!
The final decision on Family Care/IRIS expansion will be made by the Assembly next week. There is still a chance to end wait lists for people with disabilities and aging Wisconsin residents with long-term support needs so they can stay in their communities. Contact your Assembly member now using our take action tool.
Here are some points you can make:
  • It is just not fair that where you live determines your right to receive essential long-term supports. Supports are already available in 57 counties.
  • Residents in the seven North East counties have done all the work necessary to go into the program, including county resolutions and planning grant participation. They are ready to end wait lists so people who need long-term supports to stay in their homes get them without delay.
  • Family Care/IRIS save money. since home and community based care are cheaper than institutional care.
  • There is no additional cost in this budget cycle. The money be put in by the counties offsets the state revenue.
Take action now if you think Family Care/IRIS should be availible to all Wisconsin residents. 

For more information about this issue, go here


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