1/28/2010

Protesters upset about plans to place a 12-hour-per-day cap on the use of personal care aides staged a rally Tuesday outside a Rochester, N.Y., television studio where Gov. David Paterson attended a meeting with journalists. Paterson told the crowd that the proposed change was because of the cost of the aides -- up more than 28% since 2003, while the number of people who use the aides has declined by 8%. "The cap on 12 hours was not designed to stop people from getting care after 12 hours. It was designed to shift them into a different program if they need more care," Paterson said.

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