On Wednesday, January 29th, the New York State Legislature is holding the 2020 Joint Budget Hearing on Health. Supervising Attorney Lindsay Heckler is invited to give testimony on behalf of the Center for Elder Law & Justice, and will specifically address concerns with the lack of transparency and public involvement in the Medicaid budgeting process.

Lindsay states: “Medicaid provides medical coverage to our elderly and disabled communities, it enables family caregivers some respite and ability to work, and it upholds the principles of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Olmstead v. L.C., which held that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities is discrimination. New York cannot turn its back on its working poor, disabled, and seniors, all of whom rely on the access to services and supports Medicaid provides.”

We believe that Medicaid Managed Care Plans and providers should be held accountable for controlling costs and providing quality care and services.

The Center for Elder Law & Justice believes that Medicaid Managed Care Plans and providers should be held accountable for controlling costs and providing quality care and services. Consumers should not be forced into nursing homes because they are not receiving the services and supports Medicaid Managed Care Plans and other providers are supposed to provide. This is an issue that impacts everyone.

You can access the live stream of Wednesday’s meeting online at: https://www.nysenate.gov/2020-new-york-state-budget

CELJ-Budget Hearing on Health Testimony

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