Gottfried and Silver Approve Medicaid Redesign Team Recs
February 25th, 2011
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried was one of four members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s redesign team who abstained on voting to put forward recommendations to the governor yesterday. He complained that the process was rushed and didn’t take time to add recommendations or adjustments. He expected a vote to take place this coming Tuesday.
But just minutes ago Assembly Speaker Sheldon’s Silver office issued a joint statement with Gottfried approving of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s final report.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver:
I commend the members of the Medicaid Redesign Team for their work to find substantial savings in Medicaid while preserving quality care for New Yorkers. We look forward to reviewing the MRT’s final report and reiterate the Assembly’s commitment to delivering an on-time budget that reflects the overwhelming consensus that emerged from the MRT process.
Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried:
Despite the concern I voiced yesterday about the speed with which the MRT voted, I believe, on the whole, that the final report contains needed reforms that will place our Medicaid system on a path to long term financial sustainability while safeguarding quality healthcare for New Yorkers in need, the elderly and the disabled.By David King on February 25, 2011, 4:13 pm
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