George Winner's posts related to Medicaid

Winner Appointed Member of Medicaid Fraud Task Force

Albany, N.Y., February 2 – State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has been appointed as a member of the newly created Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud to find out why state taxpayers continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars to abuse, fraud, and waste in New York’s more than $50-billion Medicaid system.

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Senator Winner Named to Task Force on Medicaid Fraud

Albany, N.Y., February 2 – State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has been appointed as a member of the newly created Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud to find out why state taxpayers continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars to abuse, fraud, and waste in New York’s more than $50-billion Medicaid system.

Medicaid Fraud

I'm grateful to be serving as a member of the newly created Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud to find out why state taxpayers continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars to abuse, fraud, and waste in New York’s more than $50-billion Medicaid system.

The urgency of the state’s fiscal crisis demands a renewed focus on the fraud that has plagued the Medicaid system for years. 

It’s way past time to put in place a "zero tolerance" policy to combat the millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars being lost to Medicaid fraud and waste. 

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Medicaid Fraud Task Force Issues Recommendations

Albany, N.Y., March 17 – State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and the members of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud released today an initial report and a  series of recommendations for improving the state’s efforts to combat abuse, fraud, and overutilization in New York’s $52-billion system of Medicaid.

The task force believes that its initial recommendations point to annual savings of approximately $500 million and should be included in the 2010-2011 state budget.

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Last Year's State Budget Makes It Harder for Locals to Oversee Medicaid

Albany, N.Y. – State leaders haven't settled differences over the 2010-2011 state budget, but as a result of provisions enacted by Governor David Paterson and the Democratic leaders of the state Legislature in last year’s budget, local officials across New York are now further hindered in their ability to effectively oversee Medicaid, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today.

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Medicaid Fraud Task Force Holds Public Hearing in Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 8 – The Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud is holding a public hearing in Albany today in an effort to jump-start action on a more effective strategy to combat Medicaid fraud, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), a member of the recently created task force, said today.

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Winner Renews Call for Medicaid Savings in 2010-2011 State Budget

Albany, N.Y., April 26 – With Governor David Paterson and state leaders showing no signs of moving closer to a final agreement on the 2010-2011 state budget, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I) renewed his call for this year’s state budget to immediately reinstate locally administered eligibility tests for Medicaid applicants and to enact additional oversight mechanisms that many local and statewide officials believe can begin to provide billions of dollars in cost savings in the state’s most expensive program.

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Medicaid Reform: Can We Afford One Billion Dollars A Week?

Until New York State gets serious about reining in the cost of a $52-billion-a-year system of Medicaid, it won't be able to undertake any meaningful, long-term effort to get overall state spending under control in order to have any realistic chance of ever addressing an upstate property tax burden widely recognized as among the highest in the nation. 

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Winners Renews Call for More Medicaid Reform

Albany, N.Y., June 15 – As talks continue between Governor David Paterson and state leaders to reach final agreement on the 2010-2011 state budget, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I) renewed his call today for this year’s state budget to immediately reinstate locally administered eligibility tests for Medicaid applicants and to begin to enact additional oversight mechanisms that many local and statewide officials believe can begin to provide billions of dollars in long-term cost savings in the state’s most expensive program.

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Keep shining reform spotlight on Medicaid

Upon taking office in the New York State Senate in January 2005, one of the first pieces of legislation I proposed would have initiated a full state takeover of local Medicaid costs and eliminated the property tax as a source of Medicaid funding.

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