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NYS budget decisions being made this week

Many of the New York state budget proposals would limit access to Medicaid care and services causing harm to the health of Medicaid beneficiaries and resulting in a need for more expensive care.  Click on Take Action to send an e-mail to tell your Assemblymember  and Senator: 

Reject limits on access to prescription drugs.  Preserve the “prescriber prevails” protection that allows a doctor'’s choice of drug to be honored will be stripped from the prior authorization program. Don'’t subject anti-depressants, atypical anti-psychotics, anti-retrovirals and immunosuppressants to prior authorization. 

Reject Limits on rehabilitation.  Don'’t limit Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology therapies to 20 visits in a 12 month period.  There must at least be a process for overriding a cap.

Don'’t Increase Enrollee Copayment Amounts for Medicaid Fee-for-Service and Family Health Plus; Require Copayments for Child Health Plus.

Don’'t Cut Personal Care services.

Don'’t Eliminate Spousal Refusal.  Use the spousal impoverishment limits for nursing home care instead.

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