Don't Let Big Business HIjack Our Home Care.

NEW YORK'S PLAN TO HAND OVER HOME CARE TO BIG BUSINESS

Albany is planning to gut a critical home care program and jeopardize the healthcare of New York residents whose very life is dependent on it. This decision threatens to hand control of our home care system to an out-of-state company, a forty-billion dollar deal without any statewide oversight that will bankrupt hundreds of small businesses, eliminate home care jobs, and force thousands of elderly and disabled New Yorkers into nursing homes. The Alliance to Protect Home Care is committed to protecting freedom of choice for over 250,000 older and disabled New Yorkers who rely on these life-saving services by protecting hundreds of small businesses they work with. Join us in our fight to reverse this toxic deal!

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By filling out this form, your message will be sent directly to your legislators to urge them to stop the harmful changes threatening New York's home care system. Your voice matters—help protect our caregivers and the most vulnerable among us. Tell Albany: Don't let big business hijack home care.

THIS PLAN IS DISASTROUS FOR NEW YORKERS WHO NEED HOME CARE

FORCED INTO NURSING HOMES

Elderly & disabled NYers will lose access to trusted, affordable home care workers who speak their language, leaving them no other option than being forced into costly hospitals or nursing homes.

LOW QUALITY, DISRUPTED CARE

One big business will be handed control of all of NY’s home care industry, leading to gaps in service, lack of accessibility, and lower quality care driven by profits - not people.

LIMITED ACCESS TO CARE IN RURAL NY

Rural NYers will have an even harder time getting home care workers from a large out-of-state company – and they are already facing the worst of the home care crisis.

SMALL BUSINESS & JOB LOSS

Hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits which help home care workers and those who need services will be shut down, leading to almost 10,000 lost jobs and thousands more home care workers scrambling for support or out of work themselves.

NO OVERSIGHT

Albany politicians went out of their way to remove comptroller oversight of the $40 billion contract for the one company which will provide statewide FI services, raising the possibility for waste, fraud and abuse.

PROFIT OVER HEALTH

NY home care should be driven by compassionate workers who consumers know and trust – not out of state corporate executives concerned with lowering expenses.

Standing Strong for New York’s Home Care

Our Mission: Protecting New York’s Home Care System

New York’s home care is in crisis. This year’s budget, signed into law this April, forces over 600 community-based Fiscal Intermediaries currently operating within the state to close, replacing them with a single statewide Fiscal Intermediary – a contract worth $40 billion. The Alliance to Protect Home Care is working to combat this devastating change, which threatens the lives of the elderly and disabled New Yorkers who rely on this personalized care to stay out of more expensive hospitals and nursing homes, their home care workers, and the hundreds of small businesses who help support their care. We are a coalition of people who use home care, concerned citizens, caregivers, and small business owners dedicated to preserving the integrity and quality of home care services in New York. Our mission is to ensure that home care remains in the hands of those who know and understand our care, and communities, best.

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Advocating for the Heart of Home Care

Who We Are: Champions for Home Care

We are advocates made up of elderly and disabled people who rely on home care to live high-quality lives in the community, home care workers, small businesses, family members, and other allies. As dedicated New Yorkers, we are committed to protecting the integrity of home care services. Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) are organizations that assist individuals in managing their Medicaid-funded home care services. These organizations handle critical administrative tasks such as payroll processing, tax withholding, and managing budgets for services like personal care aides while also supporting those who receive care as they manage and direct their services. Acting as a liaison between the individuals receiving care, their caregivers, managed care companies, and Medicaid, FIs ensure that these individuals can access and manage the support they need to live independently in their homes. Our mission is to safeguard these essential services and stand against policies that threaten to disrupt the lives of those who rely on them.