NYAIL

NYAIL Policy Positions

May 17, 2012

As a result of the extensive comments received on the initial draft demonstration proposal for dually eligible beneficiaries, the NYS Department of Health made significant modifications to the proposal and provided a second opportunity for comments. Below are the comments prepared by the Center for Disability Rights, Center for Independence of the Disabled NY, Community Service Society of NY, Empire Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, Medicare Rights Center, New York Association on Independent Living, and Selfhelp Community Services, Inc, and submitted to DOH last week.

April 20, 2012

NYAIL, with the Medicare Rights Center, Center for Disability Rights, Center for Independence of the Disabled NY, Community Service Society of NY, Empire Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, and SelfHelp Community Services, submitted the following comments on the NYSDOH demonstration proposal to integrate care for dually eligible individuals. We believe the proposal contains some promising elements for delivering health care to dually eligible New Yorkers, however, we urge the State to make further clarifications and modifications before submitting its proposal to CMS.

February 8, 2012

NYAIL presented the following testimony to the Commission on Quality of Care regarding the potential restructuring of the Protection and Advocacy and Consumer Assistance Program structures. NYAIL's comments are specifically directed toward identifying the priorities for a not-for-profit organization designated as the P & A. It is our hope that, should a state-wide nonprofit organization be designated as the P & A and CAP, its designation would strengthen the disability rights community's leadership and retain close ties within local communities.

February 2012

In response to the Governor's proposal to develop a "Supportive Housing Development Project" in the 2012-13 Executive Budget, as was recommended by the Medicaid Redesign Team Affordable Housing workgroup, NYAIL recommended specific strategies to increase affordable, accessible and integrated housing through reinvestment of Medicaid savings.