Blog

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.

Related Posts

Tuesday Tip: Safety in the Home

Each week, CDChoices’ Peer Mentor shares tips on our social media. [...]

Read More
Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover CDPAP?

As aging populations and individuals with disabilities seek independence and personalized [...]

Read More
Looking for Help? It All Starts with an Ad.

Writing an effective job ad is something that takes practice. If [...]

Read More
For home care, some find easier, more familiar options

On January 4, 2024, CDChoices garnered attention on Spectrum News. The [...]

Read More
CDChoices consumer Lori Rappleyea interviewed by Spectrum News

Earlier this week, Spectrum News published the article Local caregiver grateful [...]

Read More
New York thinks of outsourcing Medicaid’s CDPAP, raising employment worries

On April 16, 2024, CDChoices Business Development Specialist, Jocelyn Arndt, was [...]

Read More