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House Vote on AHCA is Bad News for Many Americans

We are deeply disappointed and saddened that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives. We hope that the United States Senate will choose public policy over politics and a path that considers the welfare of the many and not cater to the powerful and connected few who will benefit from this legislation.

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#bFair2DirectCare Thanks Governor, Legislature

#bFair2DirectCare today thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature for including in the new state budget funding that starts the process of paying a living wage to direct care workers who support New Yorkers with developmental 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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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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Direct Care Providers Say Workforce Is Down, bFair2DirectCare

“…don’t leave without getting that money for direct care services,” state Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, said at a noontime press conference.”

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They Do So Much More Than The Minimum

But there should be no debate about our obligation to pay a living wage to those who care for the disabled and, in doing so, represent us all.

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