Empowered at Home Act (2009)
Federal bill would ensure that Medicaid spousal impoverishment protections available to couples in nursing homes also are available to those who choose Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), remove barriers and make it easier for states to offer HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries, improve Medicaid HCBS data collection, develop Medicaid demonstration grants for evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs, and more. The bill also provides a tax credit to caregivers caring for a dependent family member.
Bill Number H.R. 2688/ S. 434
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)/ Sen John Kerry (D-MA)
Date of Introduction 2/13/2009
Latest Activity Stalled (did not pass in 111th Congress)
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Home and Community-Based Services