MEDICAID RESOLUTION FOR 2/14/12 MTG
WHEREAS, The Town of Brant urges the State Legislature and Governor Cuomo to fulfill
their promise to provide significant mandate relief by gradually taking over the local share of
Medicaid by supporting and passing bipartisan bill S. 5889-B and A8644; and
WHEREAS, in most of the 50 states Medicaid is financed almost exclusively with state and
Federal tax dollars, in New York State, approximately 30% of the non-federal cost of Medicaid
Is paid through local taxes. In Erie County our taxpayers pay at least 85% of the local property
Tax toward Medicaid; and
WHEREAS, with the recently enacted 2% cap on property taxes, towns, villages and counties
Simply cannot continue to meet this state mandate without slashing other essential local services
Such as senior services, veteran?s services, law enforcement, parks, and road maintenance.
WHEREAS, New York State property taxpayers are paying the highest taxes in the Nation, State
Lawmakers can fund the takeover with a combination of Medicaid program reforms, state-
Derived savings, applying Medicaid Redesign Team reform savings to mandate relief and pursuing a
Federal Medicaid waiver to leverage state cost containment as well as by allowing federal health
Care reforms to cover New Yorkers; and
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature be encouraged
To give this issue top priority and a sense of urgency as we approach upcoming legislative sessions
And budget considerations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Andrew M.
Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Minority Leader John Sampson, Assembly Speaker
Sheldon Silver and Majority Leader Ron Canestrari and Minority Leader Brian Kolb and The Western
New York Delegation.
I, Barbara Daniel, Town Clerk of the Town of Brant, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full and
True transcript of the resolution passed at the meeting of the Brant Town Board, as held in the Town
Of Brant on February 14, 2012 and that said meeting was duly called and duly constituted and that a
Quorum was present.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Town of Brant this February 14, 2012.
Barbara Daniel, Brant Town Clerk