Supervisor BORN offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED ELMINATION OF MEDICAID CROSS-OVER COVERAGE PAYMENTS FOR PART B CO-INSURANCE

WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo, in his 2019-2020 Executive State Budget proposal, has proposed to eliminate Medicaid “crossover” payments for Medicare Part B coinsurance for dual-eligible low income and elderly residents; and

WHEREAS, this proposed cut will have a drastic negative effect on health care for poor, elderly and infirm New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, this ill-advised proposal will also seriously harm access to ambulance services, particularly in rural and suburban areas of the state, by cutting reimbursement to an industry that is already struggling with low reimbursement rates; and

WHEREAS, any budget savings will be overshadowed by the devastating effects that will result for health care and emergency medical services throughout the state; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby opposes the elimination of Medicaid “crossover” payments for Medicare Part B coinsurance as proposed by Governor Cuomo in his 2019-20 Executive State Budget; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board calls upon the Governor and state Legislators to restore said funding in any final Budget in the best interest of the citizens of New York State; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Governor Cuomo, Senator Tedisco, Assemblyman Smullen, Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, All Counties, NYSAC, New York State Association of Towns, New York State Conference of Mayors, Nathan Littauer Hospital President, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor SELMSER and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Waldron)

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