March 07, 2006
New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says that a proposed reform of the state’s Medicaid system could save more than $2 billion a year.
Bruno says that the Republican majority’s proposals have a lot in common with changes proposed by Democratic Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, including a false claim provision.
The recently enacted federal Deficit Reduction Act encourages states to adopt False Claims Acts mirroring the federal False Claims Act by providing the state with 10 percent of the federal share of any recovery achieved under the Act.
The Senate Republicans issued a press release on March 7, 2006.