Press Releases

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March 18, 2011

(Albany, NY) - Disability advocates are praising Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., who today endorsed the Community First Choice Option offered to states as part of federal health reform. This option will allow New York State to offer enhanced personal care services to help people with disabilities and elderly New Yorkers stay in their homes.

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March 15, 2011

(Albany, NY) - Over 250 disability advocates were in the Albany area to make their voices heard on the redesign of New York's Medicaid system. the disability community has recommended several policy changes to comprehensibely reverse Medicaid's current institutional bias in favor of responsive and fiscally responsible home and community based care. If adopted, these recommendations would result in $1 billion in long term care Medicaid savings over five years.

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