A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability services
Funding for in-home personal care for aging Coloradans and people with disabilities would jump for three years under American Rescue Plan spending.
Colorado will finally get hundreds off the waitlist for disabilities services. But not everyone.
The average wait time was 15 years. Then eight. Now, lawmakers are poised to spend $15.5 million to fund 667 spots in the disability program.
Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.
The Medicaid program provides 24/7 care for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The average wait is currently eight years.