Along with many colleagues throughout the State, we stand in opposition to
the Senate proposed $100 million cut to Health Home and Care Management. A
cut this year would create a gap for serving individuals with mental
health issues. We resolve to fight this cut.

There are a lot of reasons why the numbers of individuals receiving HCBS
services is lower than anticipated. These recovery-oriented services should
be an option for thousands of individuals and not for just a small subset.

MHANYS recommends a post-budget discussion with all the major
stakeholders to address these issues. A serious cut to Health Homes would
not serve the interests of anyone in the behavioral health community in the
attempt to provide recovery services.

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