Advocates urge Governor to include eligibility equity in the Executive Budget

Aug 26, 2021 | News

Medicaid Matters New York, the Medicare Rights Center, Community Service Society of New York, The Legal Aid Society, New York Legal Assistance Group, New York StateWide Senior Action Council, and over 50 other organizations, are asking New York’s new Governor, Kathy Hochul, to expand eligibility for older adults and people with disabilities in the 2022-23 Executive Budget.

The proposal includes:

  • Raising the Medicaid income eligibility level for people 65 and over and people with disabilities to 138% of the federal poverty level;
  • Eliminating the asset limit for people 65 and over and people with disabilities; and
  • Raising the eligibility level for the Medicare Savings Program from 100% to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Organizations can endorse the proposal at this link.

The letter sent to Governor Hochul on August 24, 2021 may be downloaded here.