Ashby Against Cuomo’s $75 Million Cut To Program Helping Those With Disabilities And Seniors

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues to call for the restoration of $75 million for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, which the governor has cut in his proposed budget. The program is aimed at giving choice to those with disabilities and seniors in hiring the individual who provides their at-home care. The Medicaid program is essential to these populations of New Yorkers and is a model in providing excellence in care and streamlining the costs that would be associated with agency assigned care.

“The governor always seems to balance his exorbitant budgets on the backs of those who need our help and assistance the most, like those with disabilities and seniors. The governor’s proposal to cut $75 million from these vulnerable New Yorkers will limit their choice and quality of at-home care,” said Ashby, who is the Ranking Minority on the Assembly Committee on Aging and also sits on the Assembly Committees on Health and Veteran’s Affairs. “I am urging all my colleagues in both houses and of both parties to stand up for what is right and reinstate these funds for this important program.”