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