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New York families worried about Medicaid cuts

On March 29, 2024, Jocelyn Arndt, CDChoices Business Development Specialist, was featured on FingerLakes1.com, Inc. to discuss Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed alterations to New York’s Medicaid-funded Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), and how these changes are stirring concerns among families reliant on in-home caregivers. The proposed changes suggest removing the role of designated representatives, who are crucial for participants needing assistance in hiring and managing personal caregivers, and has prompted worries about the care and autonomy of CDChoices consumers, like Amanda from Rensselaer County, who, due to her developmental disability, depends on her brother for care under her mother Linda, as her designated representative.

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