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March 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins to Hold Press Conference with NY-27 County Officials on Amendment to Bar Federal Reimbursements for State Medicaid Funds Raised From Local Governments
U.S. Representative Chris Collins (NY-27) will be holding a press conference with county legislators and officials from New York’s 27th Congressional District. Congressman Collins will discuss how his Medicaid Local Share Limitation Proposal will incentivize New York State to pay its fair share rather than passing along an excessive amount of the state’s Medicaid costs onto counties. The amendment will provide counties with desperately needed flexibility in how they utilize property tax revenue.
Congressman Collins will join with NY-27 county legislators and government officials to discuss both the FY16 Medicaid liability for local counties and how Congressman Collins’ amendment will help counties substantially reduce local property taxes.
Currently, New York State ranks second highest in the nation in both Medicaid spending per year ($60 billion) and spending per Medicaid beneficiary (44% more than the national average). In New York, the state passes $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs onto the counties, which is the highest amount in the country.