New York State Budget Cuts Town Hall
Today, Gov. Paterson from New York held a Town Hall meeting in Brooklyn which I attended. Despite the room being filled with folks with many questions, I was able to get recognized by the moderator. As a response to the fiscal problems in New York State, the Department of Health is proposing a cap on community-based services which will have the effect of pushing people into nursing homes. I explained to the governor that 11 years ago I attended the arguments to the Olmstead case before the US Supreme Court and that this was really a matter of civil rights or people with disabilities.
Below is a link to the video of the entire event. If someone can download the entire clip you can extract my question and his response, which occurs approximately 70% into the event.
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