Don't cut Funding to Community Care Living
  • Petitioned Andrew Cuomo

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Gov of NY
Andrew Cuomo
NY Assemblymember
Steve Katz
NY State Senator
Greg Ball

Don't cut Funding to Community Care Living

    1. Anita Simons
    2. Petition by

      Anita Simons

      La Jolla, CA

If this cut is enacted, the developmental disabilities system of supports and services will be negatively impacted, dramatically. NYSACRA has received information from members as to how the reductions will be absorbed if a restoration is not successful. Agencies will be forced to: reduce services and supports, eliminate entire programs, layoff all levels of staff including direct support professionals. We all know how this will translate if the cuts are to be taken: the great strides made will quickly erode and the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will be negatively impacted.
The notion that across the board cuts to all agencies is somehow “fair” is simply wrong. Years of preferential funding and rate setting methodology have resulted in a broken system that does not support similar services at similar reimbursement rates. Some agencies receive far greater funding than others. If there is to be any “across the board” cuts, there must first be an equalization rate applied to each provider, similar to what is done with real estate and school taxes.

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    • Clyde Chudnoff GREAT NECK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      You cannot in good conscience turn your back on those in need.

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    • Ian Zlotolow NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      We can't leave our most vulnerable citizens left out or left behind.

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    • Kim Porter LAKE WORTH, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      For my cousin who lives in a group home .

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    • Jeff Green HO-HO-KUS, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      My wife's sister has been living in a group home most of her life and is very well cared for.

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    • Roseanne Post HO-HO-KUS, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      My Best friend's sister lives in a group home. She's been there for the majority of her life, and she knows no other life. This home and these people whom she lives with and care for her are her family. It would be detrimental to these individuals if life as they know it changes. Hasn't life taken away enough from them, must we.

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