continued “We don’t have enough votes to overturn (the mandates) … There are $60 billion worth of Medicaid expenditures in New York state,” said McDonald. He proposed changes that include fraud control.
While Gilbert admitted that he caught a little “flat footed” a bout Maplewood Manor’s issues, he did say he is aware of Medicaid fraud problems and he too would support changes to rid the system of that fraud.
“You have to have accountability in this program and there seems to be a lot of that missing,” said Gilbert.
Both candidates said social issues such as abortion should take a back seat to pressing economic concerns. They also called for increased public participation in government.
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