Medicaid Slated for Half Billion in Budget Cuts

Posted August, 15 2008 by arianne

In an effort to avert the looming fiscal crisis, Governor Paterson issued a series of cost-savings proposals on Monday which included shaving the State’s Medicaid budget by $506 million.  While the strike against Medicaid accounts for fully half of the proposed budget reductions, these reductions will not affect Medicaid eligibility, benefits, or cost-sharing.  On Thursday, Medicaid Matters New York (MMNY) issued a response to the Governor’s plan which urges the legislature to resist cuts to home care and local assistance funding for community-based services.

To read MMNY’s response to the Governor’s list of proposed cuts, click here: MMNYs Response to the Governor’s List of Proposed Cuts

For a MMNY flyer to be faxed to legislators’ district offices, click here: MMNY Flyer

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