According to Queens News:
“Jackson Heights Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas announced that she is introducing a bill in the Assembly to allow Medicaid reimbursement for violence prevention programs. The bill corresponds to Senate bill S9539, which Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Lower Manhattan) introduced in August … Biden administration officials advised state leaders to use federal Medicaid dollars to cover evidence-based violence prevention programs … Rebecca Fischer, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, said community and hospital-based violence intervention programs work to interrupt cycles of violence and trauma and provide effective support services to New Yorkers who are most impacted by shootings. “New York’s medicaid reimbursement bill will increase accessibility of violence prevention services to those who need these resources the most and is an effective tool to help address the gun violence crisis plaguing our communities,” Fischer said …”
This is going to be a money funnel to antigun groups. NYAGV has been feeding off the public trough for years, getting grants for supposed “violence prevention” programs. I predict they will try the same through Medicaid.
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Bill doesn’t mention guns. Provides reimbursement to people injured by violence by people they don’t know and/or don’t know them. It provides funding for other kinds of services to injured people – including some kinds of counseling. It is supposed to be evidence based (that would require the help being offered to have been documented in research studies showing the assistance actually helps people).
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