What We Believe
LSA-DN believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be full participants in the community with the right to determine where they live and work and how they contribute to society. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have a real choice about how and where they receive quality supports and services. This means the transformation of the Medicaid structure so that individuals are equally entitled to home and community-based services (HCBS) that meet their individual needs as they are now entitled to institutional care. It is not only the just thing to do, but it is cost effective and supported by the Olmstead Supreme Court decision.
Our Policy Priorities
- Person-Centered Medicaid Reform
- Protect and Strengthen Medicaid
- Restructure Medicaid Funding
Our Vision for Long-term Services and Supports
Structure Medicaid so that supports and services are completely self-directed and in the appropriate setting of the person's choice within a sustainable funding framework.
- Medicaid mandate would not be tied to setting. Individuals would be equally funded in a community-based or institutional setting as fiscally appropriate.
- Supports and services would be based on functional need rather than diagnosis or age.
Our Social Values
Read LSA-DN's social values statement to learn more.
LSA-DN's Policy and Advocacy Team (PAT)
Lisa Morgan, Chief Operating Officer at enCircle, is the convener of the LSA-DN Policy and Advocacy Team. For further information about the PAT, contact Doug Walter, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for LSA-DN.