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Titles (3)

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Short Title(s) as Introduced

EMPOWER Care Act
Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/25/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
02/25/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 02/25/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 03/14/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 03/14/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Finance02/25/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2019)

Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act or the EMPOWER Care Act

This bill extends funding through FY2023 for the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program and otherwise revises the program. (Under this program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may award grants to state Medicaid programs to assist states in increasing the use of home and community care for long-term care and decreasing the use of institutional care.)