Home Care Crisis.
StateWide is providing leadership to advocate on a new policy platform to address recruitment and retention incentives for home care workers. We have found significant gaps in services based on a shortage of needed home care workers that allow a senior in need of assistance to remain in their own homes. Read our policy paper and join our coalition of supporters.
2015-2016 NYS Budget Proposals
StateWide’s Policy Analysis and Recommendations:
May 20, 2014 – Hundreds of New York seniors participated in Grassroots Advocacy Day and showed support for Safe Staffing legislation. Read StateWide’s position paper on safe staffing ratios.
Over 200 seniors visited more than 50 state legislators and those that remained at the conference learned how to get their friends and family to support issues of importance to New York seniors.
It’s important to show the strength of a unified senior voice for quality health care and consumer protections.
The NYS Budget has been adopted for State Fiscal Year 2014-15. See StateWide’s report on budget issues impacting older New Yorkers.
October 22, 2013. NYS Legislation requiring hospitals to disclose to Medicare enrollees whether they are admitted under inpatient billing (Medicare Part A) or observation status (Medicare Part B) has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. Read StateWide’s Press Release
Federal legislation is pending to have observation status hospital stays count toward rehab the same way that inpatient days so. Read more.
2013 Sequestration, Federal Budget Battles, Proposed Chained CPI for Social Security COLA – more here.
NY Legislative Bill Tracker
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2015 The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s federal bill tracker.
Learn more about State Budget Funding for Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program MCCAP
Coalitions and Sign On Letters
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Updated 2013 Members of the Assembly Aging Committee