New Yorker admonishes Cuomo, DeBlasio to repackage Medicaid, proposes censored FoodAid
A New Yorker and human rights activist, Sheikh Musa Drammeh, has admonished Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and other elected officials.
While disclosing this in a letter written to the leadership of the state, Mr. Drammeh, founder of Lifetyle Lifespan movement, gave some fiscal counselling on how the state can save money and provide low-cost quality preventive healthcare.
"This is my humble and unscientific advice for saving money from our unsustainable city and state healthcare costs," part of the letter reads.
The human rights activist noted that families in poor communities, who are Medicaid recipients, need to be adequately taken care of with preventive health services.
He suggested that the government establish “Food & Nutrition” accounts with certified organic food vendors to fight obesity and other preventable ailments.
"Every member of the family (4 years and up) gets $150 per month for healthy food, nutrition and gym fee as wellness assistance," he said.
He added that payments will be made directly to approved vendors and not to families.
According to Drammeh, noncompliant families are kicked out of the wellness subsidy program.
He noted that this initiative, if considered, will save lives and billions of dollars for city and state because prevention is a lot cheaper than hospitalization.