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MyPlaceCT.org is a free, web-based resource designed to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home or in the community with optimal health and wellbeing. It helps people explore their options and features current information on a wide range of services and supports - all in one place.

The easily accessible information and the opportunities for training featured on MyPlaceCT.org, will help a variety of stakeholders - providers, communities, Partners - maximize time, create efficiency and have an even greater impact on the people they serve.

As a virtual home of No Wrong Door (NWD), MyPlaceCT.org reflects the philosophy that each person is unique, with individual needs, on their own journey to seek long term services and supports. Regardless of where an individual starts, partners and providers can help people utilize MyPlaceCT.org to better understand and access their options and support their decision-making.

MyPlaceCT.org is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in collaboration with 2-1-1/United Way of Connecticut and partners. MyPlaceCT.org is an initiative of Connecticut's Strategic Plan to Rebalance Long-term Services and Supports is aligned with initiatives to address the social determinants of health. Funding is provided by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

A History of Making Long-Term Services and Supports Accessible

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1980

Mental Health Systems Act

Mental Health Systems Act provides federal funding for ongoing support and development of community mental health programs with an emphasis on deinstitutionalization.
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1981

HCBS Waiver Program

HCBS waiver program is enacted under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, allowing states to offer home and community-based services that are not strictly medical in nature through Medicaid as an alternative to institutional care.
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1982

Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act

Established under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act, the Katie Beckett Medicaid state plan option permits states to cover children with disabilities living in the community; previously, these children were eligible for Medicaid only if institutionalized.
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1990

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law. Prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.
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1999

U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision

U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision promotes broader HCBS coverage for people with disabilities, per ADA’s community integration mandate.
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2005

The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA)

The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 (P.L. 109-171) made several changes to Medicaid policies governing state financing and provision of long-term care services. Among its other provisions, it created the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration program.
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2007

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program

Connecticut awards a CMS grant for Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which allows states to help remove barriers for people with disabilities who choose to receive services in the home.
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2010

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new access to health insurance and options to states under the Medicaid program to incentivize the improvement of their LTSS infrastructures and expand HCBS. Provisions include the Balancing Incentive Program, the Community First Choice (CFC) state plan option and an MFP extension, among others.
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2013

Connecticut works to create a Health Exchange

As a result of ACA, Connecticut works to create a Health Exchange, known as Access Health CT, that allows access to health care in the state through both private and public coverage options.
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2013

Governor’s Rebalancing Plan

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2016

Community First Choice

Connecticut launches Community First Choice, an option provided by ACA, which represents a huge shift in person-centered care. It promotes choice, purpose and meaning in daily life. The individual decides what his or her goals are.
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2017

Connecticut’s Uninsured Rate Drops

Connecticut uninsured rate dropped by 45% due to ACA / Access Health CT (According to the CT Health Foundation) .
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2018

Connecticut reaches goal of 5,000 transitioned

Connecticut reached goal of 5,000 people who have transitioned out of nursing homes and into the community through MFP.
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2019

MyPlaceCT.org Re-Launch

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