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LIFEPlan members with intellectual and development disabilities and their families rely on Medicaid, a service system in dire need of updating. People are stuck on waiting lists, the direct care workforce is underpaid resulting in system wide staff shortages, and too often, unpaid family caregivers fill in the gaps. The COVID-19 pandemic magnified these problems and exposed cracks in the OPWDD infrastructure that supports people with disabilities.

Recent changes in funding, advocacy and legislative activity in Albany and Washington, DC are heading in a positive direction. Click the boxes below to learn more about these new opportunities for members and families.

Federal

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NYS Legislature

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