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Advocates for Ohio’s Future Political and Field Call Featuring: Margaret Hulbert, co-Chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future and Vice President, Strategic Resources & Public Policy of United Way of Greater Cincinatti (UWGC) Gayle Channing Tenenbaum, co-Chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future, Senior Policy Associate for Voices for Ohio’s Children, and Director of Policy and Govt Affairs at PCSAO Cindy Farson, Director of Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) Nora Nees, Director of Child and Senior Nutrition of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF)
Additional revenue should be prioritized for basic needs including health, human services and early care & education
Sub HB 153 (State Budget, FY 2012-2013)Gayle Channing Tenenbaumco-Chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future, Senior Policy Associate for Voices for Ohio’s Children, and Director of Policy and Govt Affairs at PCSAO
$57 million (state GRF) needed to keep program at current levels
Rule and waiver changes that can reduce costs in a thoughtful way
Stakeholder and legislative input on planned combined unified waiver including aging and under 60 physically disabled waivers
More Cuts to the Aging Network Adult Protective Services have taken a 10% cut from an already critically underfunded line – propose $50 funeral fee to generate $5.4 million and guarantee staff for each county Senior Community Services Block Grant, Alzheimer’s funding, LTC Ombudsman are cut an additional 10% The second year of the biennium is a open to changing Medicaid delivery without reference to stakeholder or legislative input.
THANK YOU! www.faircareohio.org Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Nora NeesDirector of Child & Senior NutritionOhio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks(614) 221-4336 ext230www.oashf.org
Growing poverty, underemployment and wage stagnation plague Ohio. The bottom 5th of earners (median income $9,846.00) spend 35.6% of their income on food and 9.4% of their income on gas. Hits those on fixed and low incomes hardest.
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