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New York Times: In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

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New York Times: In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

Last week, despite their desire to repeal Mr. Obama’s biggest domestic legacy, some Republicans recognized that any bill that would lead to such drastic cuts in Medicaid would simply hurt too many of their constituents.
— New York Times
 

The New York Times wrote a good historical perspective of Medicaid based on last week's issues in Washington surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Obviously this is a big topic for the Developmentally Disabled community. 

Read the full story at The New York Times. 


"Still, last week’s defeat reflected how hard it is to take away an entitlement. It also showed the broad and deep reach of Medicaid, which covers about six times as many people as the private marketplaces created under the A.C.A. but, perhaps because the markets are more strongly associated with President Barack Obama and his law, got less attention in this month’s contentious debate."

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Curbed NYC - A tool to find "Affordable Housing" in NYC

Curbed NYC - A tool to find "Affordable Housing" in NYC

Very nice tool for finding Affordable Housing in NYC:

and here are 11 examples of current models at Curbed NY:

"Affordable apartments certainly aren't easy to come by in New York City, but there's at least one source for those looking for less expensive housing: NYC Housing Connect, the city's one-stop-shop for all of the different affordable units (some in all-affordable buildings, others in luxury ones) coming onto the market. The site is updated regularly with new listings, and here, we've compiled all of the lotteries that are currently open to New Yorkers.

As with all things, though, there are caveats: applicants must make a certain percentage of the area median income (AMI); and, unsurprisingly, as more people search for affordable units, the number of applicants in these lotteries grows. But hey, it's still worth a shot. We'll update this map continuously, so be sure to tip us if you see a development that hasn't made it onto the list yet."