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NYS Legislators Say Budget Must #bFair2Direct Care

Amedore, Santabarbara, Tedisco say $45 Million to begin to pay a living wage to direct care workers must be in NYS Budget.

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Medicaid cuts will diminish independence

“Without Medicaid, I wouldn’t be able to have the in-home services that allow somebody to help me get up in the morning, shower, get dressed, and perform all of my activities of daily living.

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CP of NYS And Other Advocates Working To Protect Medicaid

A broad group of organizations from across New York have come together to create a campaign to highlight the importance of Medicaid funding to ordinary people.

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One Area Of Legislative Agreement: Funding For Direct Care

“Probably the area where everyone seems to agree is on direct care workers,” Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said. “It’s the right thing to do for starts, but that’s like motherhood and apple pie to a lot of our members.”

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#bFair2DirectCare Campaign Thanks the State Senate & Assembly

Both Houses of the NYS Legislature stood by their promise to #bFair2DirectCare and included funding to increase pay for low wage workers at non-profit agencies that provide support and services for people with disabilities.

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NYS Senate budget will include $45 million in additional Medicaid for agencies that provide assistance to people with disabilities

“Passing this wage hike for our direct care workers is one of my top priorities and it should be one of the top priorities for the governor and the Assembly as we enter budget negotiations,” said NYS Sen. James Tedisco, in a press release.

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