The Arc Minnesota Secures Progress in Health and Human Services Funding Bill

Thanks to the advocacy of The Arc Minnesota, the Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Mark Dayton signed a Department of Health and Human Services funding bill that makes modest progress on several key priorities including:

  • A 13% reduction in parental fees for participation in the TEFRA program.
  • A 1% increase in the Medicaid spend-down, or about $10 per month
  • $496,000 for statewide self-advocacy efforts;
  • New services for those seeking competitive employment, pending approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and
  • A 1.5% increase for personal care attendants under the SEIU contract, however there was no across the board increase for DSPs.