HCP responded to Governor David Patterson's December 16 presentation of the New York State Executive Budget for 2009-10. The budget calls for massive cuts to home care that will "irreparably harm the entire home care system," according to Phyllis Wang, HCP President. HCP's press release outlines the problems. HCP members should visit the State Budget page in the Public Policy secyion for more budget details and an outline of HCP's advocacy strategies and actions.
In November, HCP also responded to the Governor's announcement foreshadowing the proposed budget cuts. Wang was interviewed by WTEN, the Albany area ABC affiliate. She was also quoted in The Record, a Troy daily newspaper. Here is HCP's November 12 press release.