Petition Closed

The Governor's misguided proposals to change the current system of education readiness through Early Intervention for tens of thousands of toddlers into a medical model with insurance companies setting the rates and the rules and even controlling who can provide services would be devastating. It horribly undermines both the philosophical and practical foundations of our very successful Early Intervention Program that has been built here in New York State. I and so many thousands of New York parents and professionals are relying on you to REJECT it. The Journal of the American Medical Association has demonstrated in a striking cost-benefit analysis how for every $1 invested in Early Intervention, over $7 is saved, in the form of decreased expenditures in future programs. Indeed, Early Intervention has saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades by avoiding far more expensive and extensive preschool and school-age special education costs. Early Intervention is a cost SAVER and literally a life saver. I urge you to help us stop the Governor’s ill-conceived and destructive proposals to Early Intervention.

Letter to
GOVERNOR CUOMO
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 4 others
New York State House
New York State Senate
President of the United States
New York Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: GOVERNOR CUOMO.

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STOP the Insurance Industry Take-Over Services for Infants & Toddlers

The Governor’s misguided proposals to change the current system of education readiness through Early Intervention for tens of thousands of toddlers into a medical model with insurance companies setting the rates and the rules and even controlling who can provide services would be devastating. It horribly undermines both the philosophical and practical foundations of our very successful Early Intervention Program that has been built here in New York State. I and so many thousands of New York parents and professionals are relying on you to REJECT it. The Journal of the American Medical Association has demonstrated in a striking cost-benefit analysis how for every $1 invested in Early Intervention, over $7 is saved, in the form of decreased expenditures in future programs. Indeed, Early Intervention has saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades by avoiding far more expensive and extensive preschool and school-age special education costs. Early Intervention is a cost SAVER and literally a life saver. I urge you to help us stop the Governor’s ill-conceived and destructive proposals to Early Intervention.
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Sincerely,