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Wal-Mart set to pay more than Medicaid?

An interesting story was published today, titled “Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise.” By February of next year, Wal-Mart will begin base pay at $10/hour. This means that starting wage at Wal-Mart, an employer who has received a great deal of negative press as a company that pays notoriously low wages, will be the same, or […]

CDPAANYS Budget Analysis for SFY 2014-15

As part of our efforts to educate and inform the Legislature, the Executive and the public about issues of importance to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program, the fiscal intermediaries who administer it and the consumers who utilize and run it, CDPAANYS analyzes the budget each year.  The analysis will serve as the basis for […]

CDPAANYS and Civil Rights

At its heart, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is about an individual’s civil rights.  Olmstead reaffirmed that the warehousing of people with disabilities in nursing homes, adult homes and other institutions when a community-based setting is appropriate.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is premised on the idea that people with disabilities should not face […]