UCP’s invaluable analysis of Medicaid for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities reports that progress is being made for community inclusion, but every state has room for improvement. According to the report Vermont provides the best services for individuals with disabilities and Missippi provides the worst.
There are still approximately 58,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in facilities with 16 or more beds.Too much money is being spent isolating people in these large instititutions and the waiting lists for services has also increased dramatically, up 56% from 2005 to 2009.
Top ten states in terms of quality of Medicaid service provided:
- New Hampshire
Bottom ten states in terms of qualityof Medicaid service provided:
- North Carolina
- District of Columbia
To view the report http://medicaid.ucp.org/pdf/Case_For_Inclusion_Report_2011.pdf