Last week the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing and approved a revised version of the ‘‘Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act’’ or the ‘‘EMPOWER Care Act.” The bill would reauthorize the Medicaid “Money Follows the Person” program, which helps people transition from institutional to community-based care, and is strongly supported by the disabilities community. An explanation of the bill can be found in the subcommittee background memo (p. 2-3).

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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