HCBS

The Current Status of the HCBS Waiver

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The Final Home and Community-Based Services waiver (HCBS) was issued in January 2014. States currently have until March 2022 to be fully compliant with this rule. VOR and Together for Choice are two organizations that have been rallying for the scaling back of or altogether eliminating the HCBS Settings Rule in the name of “choice.”… read more

New England TASH Weighs in on Massachusetts’ Revised HCBS State Transition Plan

Guest Author: Lydia Brown, Co-President of New England TASH In keeping with TASH’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all people with disabilities (and particularly those with the most significant disabilities) — which means advocating for community access and meaningful integration, with appropriate supports — I have written and submitted the following comment on… read more

Lives Worth Living | Implementing the HCBS Waiver Settings Rule

Meet Marie from Maine! Marie is a 55 year old woman, who lives in her own home in Maine. In this picture, she is boating with friends on Big Narrows Lake where she spends time every summer near her hometown of Lincoln. Life wasn’t always this blissful! When Marie was only 11 years old she… read more

Questions & Answers About the HCBS Settings Rules

TASH is working with a coalition of disability groups committed to ensuring that the implementation of the new HCBS Waiver Rule is conducted with integrity and with the best interests of people with disabilities as a priority. Change is hard, and misinformation about the Rule has been part of public discourse. Question and Answers About… read more