In addition to what is happening on the state level in regards to community services that individuals with disabilities and older adults rely on, such services are also at risk as Congress moves forward with dismantling the Affordable Care Act on the federal level. The new Affordable Health Care Act could be devastating for individuals who rely on personal assistance services as the bill, in its current form, would sunset the Community First Choice program, which enables individuals with disabilities and older adults to live in freedom in the community. The elimination of this program, in conjunction with what could happen on the state level with the elimination of the Personal Assistance Services program, would force many individuals into institutional care settings as there would be no program left that would provide in-home personal assistance services.
We urge you to join us in fighting against the elimination of essential services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. We have fought far too long for the right to receive services and live in the community as equal citizens! We must not go backwards!