Board of Supervisors - Resolutions

Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLUTION CALLING UPON NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATORS TO COMPLETE AND SETTLE PRIOR YEARS’ ENHANCED FEDERAL MEDICAID ASSISTANCE PERCENTAGE PROGRAM (EFMAP) RECONCILIATION, AND COMPENSATE FULTON COUNTY ACCORDING TO FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

WHEREAS, New York State established the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal government created the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (eFMAP) for certain Medicaid program expenditures; and

WHEREAS, it is written into the ACA statute as a requirement that, of the enhanced federal share of Medicaid that went to state governments, a proportionate share shall be paid to counties in states where they pay a portion of Medicaid costs, such as New York State; and

WHEREAS, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) manages these federal reimbursements by adjusting each county’s required weekly contribution to the cost of the Medicaid program; however, counties have not received these reconciliation amounts since State fiscal year 2015-16; and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the amount owed to Fulton County is several hundred thousand dollars; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors is calling upon NYS Legislators to comply with federal law as established in the 2010 Affordable Care Act and reimburse the taxpayers of Fulton County that the NYS DOH has stipulated is owed to the taxpayers of Fulton County as well as determine and calculate the eFMAP reconciliation amount for SFY 2020-2021 and release the funds due to the County of Fulton; and, be it further


RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forward to the County Treasurer, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stuart-Cousins, Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt, Senator James Tedisco, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay, Assemblyman Robert Smullen, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Seconded by HOWARD and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisor Fagan, Potter and VanDenburgh)