CHAIRMAN GALLIVAN SHEPHERDS MEDICAID “OPT-OUT” BILL THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma), Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee today announced a major piece of reform legislation has passed through the Social Services Committee with his enthusiastic support. The bill, often referred to as Medicaid opt-out legislation, allows for increased local control of Medicaid by permitting county governments to “opt-out” of non-mandated services that do not fit the needs of their specific county, significantly reducing the cost burden on local property taxpayers.
Chairman of the New York State Senate Social Services Committee, Patrick M. Gallivan, was a featured speaker during the annual Association of New York State Youth Bureaus legislative meet and greet. Senator Gallivan met with young adults from across the state to discuss the vital role of youth bureaus in youth intervention, gang prevention, and leadership development.