Senator Gallivan Speaks at Medicaid Mandate Relief Press Conference

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Erie) will propose reforms to the cost administration of New York State’s Medicaid System that will provide immediate and permanent mandate relief for the State’s struggling local governments.

New York’s Medicaid costs have resulted in taxpayers paying the highest local taxes in the Nation. The proposal will seek to eliminate Medicaid’s local cost burden imposed on counties by incrementally transferring the local share of Medicaid from the counties to the State over the course of eight years. This will allow local governments to significantly reduce their local property taxes and continue to deliver essential services.