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December 09, 2016
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Candidates on Sullivan adult care facility

Leni Binder, the incumbent legislator in District Seven, noted that many of the problems with the facility are related to the reality that unlike 48 other states, New York requires counties to pick up part of the cost of Medicaid, and most of the residents in the facility are paid for by Medicaid. She said, “I submit that your, and our, lobbying should be directed to the federal level.” She said residents should demand of the federal government that it limit the amount of money the state can keep out of the Medicaid funds it receives from Washington, DC.

She added, however, that the state shows no interest in saving the status quo.