Missouri Holds Event Discussing Investments in Services for Missourians

According to a recent press release, “Governor Nixon’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017, invests a total of $131 million in additional state and federal funding for the Department of Mental Health-Division of Developmental Disabilities. This includes an increase of $14 million to ensure that there is no waiting list for in-home Medicaid services for Missourians with developmental disabilities. The governor’s budget also includes more than $73 million in state and federal funds for providers of these essential services, including a 3 percent rate increase and rebasing to ensure all providers are paid fairly.”

“We believe all Missourians – including those with developmental disabilities – deserve the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential,” Governor Nixon said. “From creating the Partnership for Hope to eliminating the waiting list for in-home services for low-income Missourians with developmental disabilities, we have made Missouri a nationally-recognized leader in caring for our most vulnerable citizens. This year we will build on this progress with needed investments that will benefit families and communities in every corner of our state.”