Our company, and our drivers, who are essential workers that brought hundreds of people to their COVID-19 testing centers during the largest pandemic in a century, have for the third time this year, had our reimbursement through Medicaid decreased. The “Thank You” we received from NY State for our hard work and dedication to our community was to have our funding cut so sharply over the past year, that we can no longer run and continue to pay our increasing bills. The Senator at the center of this decision is Senator George Borrello. He feels that the people who utilize this service can use public transportation as a less costly option for the state.
What he failed to include in his numbers are the hundreds of thousands of people in NY State who could get to their incredibly important doctors’ appointments, or how many lives were saved by putting New Yorkers tax dollars towards this program. In Orange County, we were already being reimbursed anywhere between 25%-50% less than our surrounding counties, and now with these recent cuts, it has made it impossible to keep the proper cars, insurance, and employees to run this necessary program.
I have also reached out to our recently re-elected district Senator James Skoufis on numerous occasions because he is on the transportation board for the state and could be the voice Orange County needs to be able to run this program properly. As expected, I have yet to receive a response to any of my emails or phone calls.
Until the funding is reinstated and raised to be on par with our surrounding counties, we can no longer keep up with the increasing costs needed to run a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation or local transportation company properly and legally.
I beg of you to please reach out to Senator Borrello and Senator Skoufis and explain to them how important this program is to you, someone you love, or the community you hold so close to your heart. Please, speak up for the people in our community who need our help the most and make it known that Medical Transportation is not an elective, it is a necessity for the residents in Orange County who need it most.
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Your help could save the lives of countless New York residents, especially here in Orange County.
Thank you for your time and looking forward to reopening our doors if a few people in power make it possible to help countless others.
With Love and Gratitude,
Joy and Michael Signa
Owners, Monroe Taxi
Our fleet includes luxurious Lincoln Town-cars, minivans, and various sedans for taxi service. All vehicles are smoke-free, clean, and safe.
Cars and Drivers licensed and insured; GUARANTEED!
First and foremost everyone at Monroe Taxi and Greenwood Lake Taxi is wishing you and yours to be safe and healthy during this time. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently pausing operations. It us of utmost importance that we do our part to keep Orange and Rockland Counties healthy by maintaining social distancing and not putting our customers or employees in a situation where they could be exposed to COVID-19. We are taking this time to tune-up our fleet and get everything in order so we can re-open with 100% certainty that our cars are clean, disinfected and appropriate for our community. We ABSOLUTELY will be RE-OPENING as soon as we can maintain those OSHA standards. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and check back for updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding at this time and we look forward to seeing everyone in the near future!
Sincerely,Joy & Mike Signa
Owners, Monroe Taxi and Greenwood Lake Taxi