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!
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
Community Based Medical And Behavioral Health Clinics
Case Management Services
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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