Statement by the NYS Association of Counties in Response to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Medicaid Comments
Counties look forward to providing the county perspective and contributing to future discussion.
Governor Cuomo has worked diligently to provide property tax relief to homeowners and small businesses across New York. He championed freezing the local share of Medicaid as the most direct way to achieve this goal. This policy has saved local taxpayers more than $1 billion in property tax growth since 2013. The vast majority of counties have not breached the property tax cap, in large part due to the Medicaid freeze championed by Governor Cuomo.
Counties have a long history of working with the state to bring about efficiencies. NYSAC was a member of the first Medicaid Redesign Team, and we look forward to providing the county perspective and contributing to future discussion to create a more fiscally sustainable Medicaid program for state and local taxpayers.
We thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and commitment to advancing proposals that control property taxes.