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LeadingAge NY Issues Comprehensive Final Budget Analysis

Report summarizes provisions in the final 2019-20 State Budget that affect multiple long term care, post-acute care, and senior service lines.

April 8, 2019

Advocacy and Public Policy News

Update on Final 2019-20 State Budget

Early Monday morning, the final bills of the 2019-20 New York State Budget were passed in both the Senate and Assembly. After issuing a preliminary summary, LeadingAge NY policy staff is now reviewing the final budget in its entirety and will be issuing a comprehensive analysis this Thurs., April 4th.

April 2, 2019

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Advocacy Paying Off on Capital Funding for LTC

LTC benefiting from increased capital funding, but more work remains.

March 5, 2019

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30-Day Amendments Delivered to the Legislature

The amendments address the $2.3 billion budget gap that the Governor and State Comptroller announced earlier this month. Within the amendments, three actions are advanced in the Medicaid program to generate an additional $550 million in General Fund savings and to close the shortfall.

February 19, 2019

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LeadingAge New York Calls on Legislature to Maintain Support for Aging New Yorkers and Invest in Workforce Development

A coalition of advocates for the elderly and providers of long-term/post-acute care services traveled to Albany on Tues., Feb. 5th to ask legislators and state officials to continue supporting the well-being of the seniors they serve.

February 6, 2019

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Governor Announces $204 Million in Health Care Transformation Grants

LeadingAge NY members receive $33.75 million in funding for various projects.

February 5, 2019

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Summary of Governor Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State and Executive Budget Address

This afternoon, Governor Cuomo presented his 2019 State of the State and offered some initial details on his 2019-2020 Executive Budget. LeadingAge NY policy staff will be reviewing the budget bills as they become available, and we will provide members with highlights and a comprehensive budget memo as we know more.

January 15, 2019

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Industrial Hemp Legalized with Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp and its derivatives are now considered legal under federal law.

January 2, 2019

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Legislation Providing Access to Hospice Services for ALP Residents Awaits Action by Governor

If signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the measure will modify current Medicaid regulations and payment policy that prevent terminally ill residents of Assisted Living Programs from accessing hospice services.

December 18, 2018

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Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Supporting “Age-Friendly” New York

Action serves as a means to create “thriving communities” across New York that “support and attract people of all ages” and further maximize its efforts as the first age-friendly state in the country.

December 17, 2018
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