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Why Aren’t More Students With Disabilities Graduating On Time?

Just 65 percent of students in special education graduate on time, well below the 83 percent four-year rate for American students overall. Many of those that do earn their diplomas find themselves unprepared for the real world.

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bFair2DirectCare Just One of Many Voices At Capitol

“Make no mistake: The staffing crisis facing non profits who support people with developmental disabilities is acute, severe, here and now. If it’s not resolved, the costs to the state and the taxpayers will be much higher as these non-profits close and the state needs to expand its own programs to make up the difference.”

 

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President Nominates New HHS Secretary

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to replace former HHS Secretary Tom Price who resigned  in late September.  “Azar left the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in January after working there for nearly a decade, most recently serving as the president of Lilly USA. He now runs a consulting firm… Working in HHS during President George W. Bush’s administration, he served as the department’s general counsel from 2001 to 2005 and then assumed the role of deputy secretary for the next two years… Democrats are likely to raise red flags as to how he will handle Obamacare and drug prices,”  both of which will have a major impact on New York’s Medicaid and fiscal outlook.

 

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Gillibrand, Jawonio Honor Veterans

 

Jawonio staff and Veterans from the area honored all Veterans November 10th with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Pictured left to right- back: Jack Smith, Vietnam; Michael, stationed in Europe, Ana Burgos , Mom; Diana Hess, Jawonio; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Yareli’s Burgos, Afghanistan; Michael, Jawonio Cleaning Co; Europe; Bill Dowling, Europe, Okinawa, last stages Vietnam.

 

Feds Plan To Allow States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

New York Medicaid director Jason Helgerson said it was “completely reprehensible” for Verma to use the phrase “soft bigotry” to describe Medicaid programs that don’t impose extra requirements on low-income people seeking coverage.  “Where should I start? Helgerson said, when asked to respond to Verma’s address. “Shocked, appalled would be the two primary reactions I have.”

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Maine Will Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Medicaid expansion became the law of the land in Maine with the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, but the benefits won’t be available to eligible residents until the middle of next year at the soonest.

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Get Out And Vote

Below is a quick overview of some key races and issues this Election Day.

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Congress May eliminate Personal Mandate

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing the individual mandate, as the requirement is known, would save $416 billion over a decade.

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New Yorker is first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome.

According to the National Down Syndrome Society, Kayla McKeon, a central New York native, is the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome, according to the NDSS. 

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