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Policy Matters Summer 2016: Time for a Break


A quick note to let you know we’re taking a break from Policy Matters for the rest of the summer.  Not to worry!  We’ll be back in September, ready to hit the ground running to keep making the law work for all New Yorkers!

To tide you over, here are a couple of stories and items of interest related to our work.  These are all on our Facebook feed, which is updated regularly - like us to stay up to date.

A federal judge issued an order stopping state health officials from limiting coverage of orthopedic services for Medicaid recipients and people with disabilities.  We were very proud to co-counsel this case with the National Health Law Program.

Our Senior Attorney Ruhi Maker was on Marketplace to talk about vacant properties in Rochester.

The Williams Institute released a report on hunger in the LGBT community.

Governor Cuomo announced future funding and New York’s strides forward in the fight against wage theft and worker exploitation.

A report was released detailing how health care providers are systemically reducing care for disabled people. The report was co-authored by Senior Attorney Amy Lowenstein.

There’s a new resource for aging and LGBT advocates from Justice in Aging.

And, finally, we released our 2015 Annual Report.

That’s it for now! 

The Policy Team at Empire Justice Center


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