Op-Ed | Lawmakers should put patients first by rejecting misguided bill to eliminate manage care plans

New York’s managed long term care (MLTC) plans provide critical support that helps nearly 280,000 people with disabilities and older residents who need full-time care live as independently as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.

Unfortunately, special interest groups are trying to dismantle the program so they can serve their own needs at the expense of people who need the coordinated care offered by MLTC plans. When lawmakers meet in Albany, they should reject the irresponsible and misguided proposal to replace MLTC plans with a managed fee-for-service model.