NYS Budget Would Devastate Program Supporting People with Disabilities and Seniors

On April 16, 2024, CDChoices CEO Chris Graber penned an Opposite Editorial with the Empire Report detailing why a transition away from New York’s current successful network of community-centered Fiscal Intermediaries to just one sole fiscal management provider would be truly devastating to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).

During this year’s State budget negotiations, an essential program supporting people with disabilities is quietly under assault. The CDPA program, which was established to promote choice, autonomy, independence, and empowerment for individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities to shape their own healthcare journey, has become a target.

Chris starts with, “This program works. I know this, not only because as the CEO of CDChoices I have witnessed firsthand its positive impact on thousands of New Yorkers, but also because I personally experienced the critical need for at-home care when I was a young adult.”

You can read the full article here.

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