In this section:
Why Reform Now?
Download the Blueprint for Reform
Post-session summary for legislators
Key Elements: At a Glance
Mentors & Resources
Blueprint for Reform
Learn about ARRM's cost-saving plan to deliver the right disability services in the right setting at the right time
Disability services in Minnesota are out of balance
Changing demographics and the rising cost of medical care make Medicaid expenditures unsustainable in light of declining revenue, at both the state and federal level.
Over 6,500 Minnesotans with disabilities are on waiting lists or residing in non-community settings while enrollment opportunities are limited.
Reductions in payment rates coupled with antiquated and duplicative regulations diminish the resources available to care for our most vulnerable citizens.
ARRM’s solution: We must reform and rebalance the system
The answer to managing the rising cost of disability services in Minnesota is to offer individuals and their families a robust and competitive marketplace of choices that meet their specific needs and are cost-effective.
We believe innovation occurs in the private sector; that’s been our history and it is our future, so we must take the lead in developing the blueprint for reform.
We will facilitate this marketplace of cost-effective choices by:
- identifying and overcoming barriers to innovation, flexibility and choice; and
- creating an action plan and road map with specific cost-saving proposals that facilitates innovation and real choices for Minnesotans with disabilities and their service providers.
For more information:
Bruce Nelson, CEO
651-291-1086, ext. 1
Barb Turner, COO
651-291-1086, ext. 3