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Medicaid and CDPA in the Crosshairs

by Maria Dibble

Once again, Medicaid is on the chopping block in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2019-20 budget.

The state is diverting funds it had previously promised for “health care transformation” toward housing programs, which admittedly need the support, but it should not be done with Medicaid dollars. By taking the $550 million out of health care, we lose a matching amount from the federal government. It seems senseless to make such a cut.

Cuomo has also proposed to reduce “indigent care” funding, which supports hospitals that serve a large percentage of patients who have Medicaid or are uninsured. Without these dollars, hospitals will be seriously affected, causing some to make critical cuts, or perhaps even close their doors...

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CDPA Under Attack

One of the most important proposals in Cuomo’s batch of budget measures for this year is an unprecedented attack on the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPA). He proposed to completely rewrite the law governing the program with the intent of cutting the number of Fiscal Intermediaries and slashing the rates they receive to administer it. The people in the state Department of Health (DOH) who came up with this idea do not seem to understand how the program works or what Fiscal Intermediaries do. If the proposal gets through the state legislature the CDPA program could be dramatically cut back.

The CDPA program allows people with disabilities who have Medicaid to hire, train, schedule, supervise and fire attendants of their choosing...

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The Wizard and the Dragon are Coming—Spring 2019: Our Latest Xscapes Adventure!

by Bill Bartlow

Let us go then, you and I, on a fantastic journey.

It was 45 years ago when I lived for 2 and a half years in a land far away: a land of glaciers and volcanoes, earthquakes, geisers, massive waterfalls, perpetual light or perpetual dark at the solstices, a land settled by the Scandinavian Vikings and the Celts, a land rich in Norse mythology: Iceland.

The Icelandic people are well-traveled and well-read, highly educated and multi-lingual, and the majority believe in Alfir (elves) and Huldafolk (the invisible people). Not like the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy, but seriously believe that they exist, to the point of diverting highways to avoid disturbing elf dwellings or gathering places...

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Spring 2019 Issue No. 134 - web site version

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