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Justice Center Case Dismissed Amid Constitutional Concerns

For the second time since March an Albany judge has thrown out an abuse case brought by the state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs because their prosecutors are not elected by the public.

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Hatch Says Senate Should Move On, For Now

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch says that senators for now are too divided to keep working on healthcare overhaul legislation. The senator said he saw no real desire on the part of Democrats to work together on the healthcare issue “and I have to say some Republicans are at fault there, too.”

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Care Coordination Webinar Scheduled For August 7

OPWDD is moving forward with a new initiative aimed at enhancing care coordination for people with developmental disabilities. Acting Commissioner Delaney has announced a webinar on Monday, August 7 for individuals and families served through the OPWDD system. This online presentation will describe plans for the move to enhanced care coordination, as well as provide the reasons for this shift and a timeline of anticipated next steps.

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Republican Healthcare Plan Loses Important Senate Vote

The final vote for the Health Care Freedom Act, designed to eliminate core components of the Affordable Care Act, went down on a 49-51 vote.

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NYS Medicaid Director Says NY Would Lose Billions If ACA Is Repealed

According to one report, NYS could lose $40 billion in Medicaid funding between now and 2026, under the repeal and replacement plans being considered by the Republican-led Congress.

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Here’s The Skinny

The new strategy for repealing the Affordable Care Act may involve asking Republican senators to pass a relatively narrow piece of legislation that would leave 15 million people uninsured and cause premiums to rise 20 percent.

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Events Unfolding Fast In D.C.

The ACA repeal with the Medicaid cuts is very fluid with many nuances, rules and details.

  • On July 25 the Senate voted narrowly to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but hours later, the Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama’s health law fell short of the votes it needed.
  • The Senate is expected to continue to attempt to pass some form of an ACA repeal and send it to a House/Senate Conference Committee.  It is unclear if they will be able to pass something that meets all the rules and if there will be any Democrats on the Conference Committee.
  • NYS House Republicans continue to be key to fending off massive Medicaid cuts.
  • Below is a link to a letter that CP of NYS has signed on to the NYS Congressional Delegation encouraging them to vote no on cuts.

NYS Congressional Delegation letter

 

 

The Waiting Game

The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on health care as early as today. Few people know just what the Senate will be voting on, or precisely when the vote will take place.

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What Will They Do?

The U.S. Senate cold vote next week on a plan calling for monumental changes to Medicaid, a program which millions of Americans with disabilities rely on for doctor and hospital coverage to supports that enable them to live and work in the community. Or, they could vote on another bill that would repeal Obamacare without replacing it and strip millions of their access to healthcare. Or, they could vote on some other, entirely different bill.

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