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Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging

The Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging focuses on the needs of older generation New Yorkers. Currently there are many changes in how services are delivered to older persons including Medicaid cutbacks, radical changes in the delivery of home care, shrinkage in government dollars to subsidize health care and the increasing needs of the expanding elderly population. The Committee works to develop policy and position papers addressing their needs.

Recent Reports

Report on 2015-16 NYS Executive Budget for Health and Mental Hygiene, Article VII Legislation at Part B § 33 which would eliminate the use of “spousal refusal” for Medicaid recipients (March 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Medicaid, Spousal Refusal

Report on budget legislation A.8558-C Budget which would amend the social services law and the public health law in order to provide due process rights in relation to Medicaid reviews and appeals (March 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Medicaid, Managed Long Term Care Plans

Report on A.6658/S.4600 which would amend the Real Property Tax Law in relation to partial tax abatements for certain property (May 2013) ( PDF format ) 
Subject area: Property Tax Abatement

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.