The MTA Transparency Story

The Empire Center's annual release of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll data on the SeeThroughNY transparency website made an especially big splash this year.

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A Medicaid benefit doubles in 4 years

Data released at the Medicaid Redesign Team meeting provided an updated picture of long-term care costs, and the results were eye-opening.

A reality check on aging and Medicaid

New York's population is aging, but demographics alone do not explain why Medicaid's long-term care spending has risen so fast.

A Medicaid boost for unions?

New York's Health Department is cooking up what looks like a scheme to squeeze union dues from 110,000 Medicaid-subsidized in-home caregivers.