In order to understand what will be driving future policies one needs to know how the media and public view the current status of the system. The New York Times and other newspapers throughout the state have been systematically identifying gaps and weaknesses and now agencies at the Federal level are also confirming these issues. Here is a link to the latest article.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/nyregion/federal-government-criticizes-new-york-on-disabled-care.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion

The Federal report that was most recently cited was from a review conducted in July of 2011, yet only received in December 2011 with a 30 day response window. Here is a link to that document.  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/11/nyregion/12abused-Federal-Report-on-Disabled-Care.html?ref=nyregion

Mr. Clarence Sundrum has been actively reviewing the entire system and his report coming out soon should provide a clear direction for the future.