Picente: County Won’t Pay Medicaid Bill
State’s Stall on Payments, Inaction on Budget Forces Oneida County to Defend Its Fiscal Position
In a letter to Governor Paterson, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. has informed the governor that Oneida County is refusing to make its weekly Medicaid payments. This comes after the State Government’s delay in making appropriate payments to the county, and the almost four month overdue state budget. The move is an attempt to protect the fiscal integrity that County Government has worked hard to establish, through hard work and shared sacrifice.