Governor Cuomo Criticizes Congressman Faso

(Albany, NY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is criticizing local Congressman John Faso for a proposed amendment to stop counties from paying into Medicaid.

Cuomo says Faso’s amendment would hurt the healthcare sector and damage the Upstate economy.  The Governor says the repeal and replacement of Obamacare would cost New York nearly five-billion dollars in the next few years.

Congressman Faso addressed the Medicaid issue in a release today.  “An average of 42 percent of county property taxes collected in the 19th District are devoted to Medicaid expenses. If signed into law, this amendment will finally force Albany to reform its Medicaid program and save counties a total of $2.2 billion, providing them at last with the freedom to significantly cut property taxes for struggling New Yorkers.”

Photo:  flickr, Limicrofono Ogglono

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