Written by Claire Pelletier-Hoblock in the Press-Republican on June 30, 2020

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Elise Stefanik’s tireless efforts, Governor Cuomo will soon be distributing Medicaid funding to New York state counties.

The government has been unacceptably delaying distributing Medicaid funding to New York counties even though the state has had access to the funds since early March. Congresswoman Stefanik has been working alongside Congressmen John Katko and Peter King to get these counties the funding they need to help the financial circumstances that they are in.

Elise called on Governor Cuomo to disburse Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funds to New York state counties from the $2.5 billion that has been provided to New York state. Some counties in New York are in dire need for funds because of the financial struggle they are facing during these unprecedented times.

Elise’s advocacy for the North Country counties has Governor Cuomo distributing $1 billion in funding to counties in New York state.

Elise is dedicated to her community and she will keep advocating for the counties she represents. I am proud to have Elise represent our communities in the North Country because she has done everything in her power to get us the resources we need and she has had nothing but a positive impact on our communities. We thank Elise for her hard work and dedication.

Claire Pelletier-Hoblock


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