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February 6, 2024 Update on NYS Budget

New York State is in the process of negotiating its budget for the upcoming year. Because CDPAP is a Medicaid program, the budget has an enormous impact on the program. It shapes everything from how much your PA’s are paid, to who can be your PA, to who is even eligible to use the program. 

At CDPAANYS, our goal is to give you the information you need to be informed about what is being proposed, in terms everyone can understand.

Click here to learn more about the 2024 Governor’s Budget.

New York State is in the process of negotiating its budget for the upcoming year. Because CDPAP is a Medicaid program, the budget has an enormous impact on the program. It shapes everything from how much your PA’s are paid, to who can be your PA, to who is even eligible to use the program. 

At CDPAANYS, our goal is to give you the information you need to be informed about what is being proposed, in terms everyone can understand.

This year, Governor Hochul’s proposed budget, which still must be negotiated with the Legislature, would:

  • Cut Medicaid funding by $1.23 billion in state funds. Because the Federal government pays for half of all Medicaid spending, this totals $2.46 billion;

  • Eliminate supplemental wages and benefits currently paid to all home care workers in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, called “wage parity”, for CDPA only beginning on 10/1/2024. This cut equals $200.4 million in state funding for 2024, rising to $400.8 million when it is in place for a full year (the state’s fiscal year runs from April 1 – March 31). When accounting for Federal payments, it is a $800 million cut. This is 16% of the total cuts to Medicaid.

  • There are another $200 million state dollars in long-term care that will be cut; but, what is being cut has not been announced. 

If you would like more information about these proposals, as well as information on how to get involved and keep legislators informed about how the decisions they make will affect you and your use of the program, our sister organization Consumer Directed Action of New York (CDANY) works to help consumers, PAs, FIs, and other allies bring your voice directly to your elected officials.

Visit CDANY’s site  to get more involved in influencing the budget process, including details about the upcoming
CDANY Advocacy Day on February 12th and other ways to be a part of the process. 

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