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NYS Senate Republicans To Recommend $45 Million Increase To Support Fair Wages For Direct Care Professionals

The proposal addresses a lack of funding in the Executive Budget to help appropriately adjust salaries at not-for-profits that employ workers who provide state services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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NYS Senator Pam Helming Tells Gov To #bfair2DirectCare

I join with my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle who overwhelmingly support the #bFair2DirectCare campaign. We are asking the Governor to include adequate funding over the next six years to provide a living wage for direct care workers.

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President Trump’s Agenda May Hurt People With Disabilities

An analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that more than 15 million people with disabilities would be at risk under President Trump’s and House Republicans’ proposed Medicaid cuts.

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Hudson Valley officials request higher pay for Direct Care Workers

“…I believe the state has no higher calling than to provide for and protect the truly vulnerable people of New York State. This $45 million support for direct care workers will do precisely that.”

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How GOP health plan would affect NY

This article contends that the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and eventually cost the state government billions of dollars.

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Researchers Identify Possible Autism Biomarker

Researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough in their ability to spot autism signs in children who are less than a year old.

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Republicans Reveal Health Care Plan

House Republicans introduced their bill to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate that also aims to maintain coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allow children to stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26.

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The NY Times compares plan to Affordable Care Act.

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Advocates Call on Governor To bFair2DirectCare

Advocates said several programs are in danger of closing because of staff shortages.

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NYC Borough Councils Urge Lawmakers to #bFair2DirectCare

Borough Councils consisting of persons with developmental disabilities, their families and the many New York City-based non-profits that support them will hold legislative breakfasts to urge state lawmakers to #bFair2DirectCare and provide funding to pay direct care workers a living wage.

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