Cuomo Can Solve New York Budget Woes Without Dismissing Any State Workers With Just Medicaid Reform Using California Model
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. ~ Russian proverb
Cuomo and DiNapoli claim a budget deficit of $10 Billion dollars and New York's Medicaid costs are purportedly $58 Billion dollars. This blog pointed out how Cuomo could reduce Medicaid in half buy adopting California's Medicaid laws and regulations. That's $29 Billion dollars saved and would protect the Counties, who must match that amount, and their employees from cost cutting dismissals and, also NY State workers facing layoffs.
This blog has reported the absurd amount of money, $4,556 per day spent on care for the mentally retarded in Poughkeepsie area. Think how much it would cost to have aides at $10 an hour for 24 hours a day and a rented room with meals delivered for $200 a day and then ask where the other $4,116 per day went. The Federal Government saw improper billing and is demanding NY reimburse Medicaid $1.2 Billion dollars for just one year of this fraud/scam and that's just for 2006, and NY will owe the same for all the years till 2011 and this is for Poughkeepsie area only.
This money is not going to the poor indigent needy nor the workers at the bottom doing the routine care, it's going into the mouths of the Swine, who fed at the New York Medicaid trough in their suits and pants-suits with lipstick.
Here she is. Primed and ready to begin to run a New York Medicaid program and begin to feed at the New York Medicaid trough. And, if things go wrong this pig can be wrapped in a CuomoTARP blanket and avoid jail, just like those in the $1.2 Billion per year scam reported above.
It's time for Andrew Cuomo to do or not do.
and use the rest of the Medicaid savings to deal with Pension shortfall as reported and DiNapoli's absurd Madoff-like assumption of a safe 7.5% return on investments.
Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up ~ Chinese proverb
More in earlier posts below