Unlike previous years, the Executive Budget does not propose any particular cuts in financial eligibility for Medicaid. Nor does it propose any specific limits in access to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) or other Medicaid services. Instead, it delegates to a new Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT II) the job of deciding how to make $2.5billion in Medicaid cuts. We object to this abdication of the Executive’s responsibility and its delegation to powerful interest groups through the MRT for several reasons.
After NYLAG filed a FOIA lawsuit, SSA produced the contract it had entered into with Equifax, pricing tables, an addendum which outlined the specific standards for the Equifax payroll information exchange, and relevant data privacy and security guidelines for the development of such a system. On February 15, 2024, SSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that sets forth a proposed rule for the use of this data matching process.