Published: Mon, March 27, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Medicaid amendment debate continues

Medicaid amendment debate continues

Cuomo said he believes that provision, an amendment to the bill pushed by Republican Reps.

The vote on the AHCA was set for 3:30 p.m., though multiple outlets were reporting that House Speaker Paul Ryan was hurriedly meeting with President Donald Trump to warn that the votes weren't there.

The statement said in part, "This burden was caused in no small way by the $175 million in annual Medicaid cost borne by local property taxpayers".

"If he says that he can't find the level of savings in this program, it just proves he and his staff are completely incompetent and they ought to step aside", Collins said.

A spokesman for the State Department of Health confirmed with The Daily News that the figures are based on projections for 2020, when much of the American Health Care Act would be enacted, using prorated Medicaid revenues in previous years.

Stefanik's statement included quotes from local government officials in the 21st Congressional District who support the Medicaid plan.

"This is a critical amendment that will result in many members supporting the AHCA".

"Regardless of her opinion on the bill, she should have been leading, not running out the clock", Nelson said Friday evening.

New York Republicans play a critical role in the future of their party's health care proposal.

"Obviously there are improvements that need to be made", he said. "Hopefully the majority has learned a lesson and we can move forward making health care stronger". "Denying millions of U.S. Citizens health care is not "terrific" by any measure and the last-minute tactics by the House Republicans is Washington politics at its worst". The ideas in the AHCA have never been tried anywhere in the world ever.

He said he will discuss the situation with legislative leader.

"That's exactly what they have done here, with this cheap rhetoric of the government closest to the people knows best", Cuomo said. "But it should come as no surprise to anyone that, as health care professionals, those of us not working the overnight shift will sleep a little easier tonight".

Republicans countered the change would free counties from a state-mandated burden they have borne for five decades, to the detriment of local taxpayers, particularly upstate.

In an interview with the Press last week, King said he had issues with the bill, specifically about the number of people who "are going to fall through the cracks and how big a fiscal impact it will have on NY".

Hannah Frigand, associate director of the helpline at Health Care For All, was on the phone helping someone with a health insurance problem, when she heard the news. "We should continue to work to improve our health care system, but this was a bad bill, and I'm glad it was stopped". "In my life, I have never seen an administration as incompetent as the one occupying the White House today". "Now they feel how we feel and it's not fun". Meanwhile Gov. Andrew Cuomo denounced the new earmark by claiming that Republicans in Congress had "declared war on ny". But the counties that point to Medicaid as sucking up almost all of property tax revenue shouldn't get to hand off that bill to the state but keep the taxing status quo. "Republican leadership may have counted on the complexity of the issue to confuse the debate, but at the end of the day it's actually quite simple".

Reed will not be one of them.

Collins attained his Buffalo-area seat by defeating now-Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2012, two years before Cuomo picked her for his runningmate and understudy.

But particularly galling to him was an amendment Ryan added at the recommendation of upstate GOP Congressmen Chris Collins and John Faso, which would have effectively left New York City alone footing the bill for the state's hyper-costly $60 billion Medicaid program.

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