Senator Winner and Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli discuss the need to cut Medicaid costs.

March 08, 2010

Albany, N.Y. – Earlier this year the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud held a public hearing in Albany in an effort to jump-start action on a more effective strategy to combat Medicaid fraud.

In this video, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), a member of the task force, and Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli, who’s also currently president of the New York State Association of Counties, discuss the work of the task force prior to the hearing at the Legislative Office Building. 

Winner, a long-time Medicaid reform advocate, said that the new task force has been charged with developing recommendations for action in this year’s state budget to combat what some fiscal watchdogs believe could potentially be billions of taxpayer dollars being lost to abuse, fraud, and waste in New York’s more than $50-billion Medicaid system.

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