ALERT: Senate Proposed 5% Cut in Medicaid Optional Services Still on Table..Call Today!

It Sounds Like The Senate’s Proposed 5% Reduction In Medicaid Optional Services Is Still On The Table!

The proposal would mean a reduction of about $416 million total in 2013-14 (approx. $208 million in state funds). The Medicaid redesign process has resulted in many changes in the Medicaid program that, according to the Governor and Department of Health, have helped reduce the growth in Medicaid expenditures. This proposed reduction, to be implemented next month, is significant, not fully understood, not thoughtfully planned, and unable to be carefully analyzed.

Please act today and make the calls below!

ACTION ALERT

As 5 way budget negotiations continue today, NYS legislators are looking to move around

existing state dollars to help pay for spending or budget restorations.

The Senate is proposing to find money by cutting 5% or $416 million in New York’s Medicaid optional services!

Medicaid optional services include

Prescription Drugs

Community Based Medical And Behavioral Health Clinics

Case Management Services

Dental Care

Transportation

Hospice

Personal Care

OT, PT, Speech Therapies

Eye Care, Medical Equipment, Hearing Services

Self-directed Personal Assistance

Community First Choice services

WE NEED LOTS OF CALLS TODAY!

Call Senate Leaders Skelos at 518-455-3171 and Klein at 518-455-3595,

Senate Finance Committee Chairman John DeFranciso at 518-455-3511,

Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon at 518-455-2200

and Assembly Speaker Silver at 518-455-4911

leave the following message:

“I’m a registered voter calling from (your locality) urging you to

to reject proposed cuts to essential optional Medicaid services

that will jeopardize the health of millions of vulnerable New Yorkers”!

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