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Calls to “defund” New York’s SAFE Act gun-control law have become standard fare during the budget process—but the goal is completely impractical. Read More

There have been a lot of conflicting claims about how the House GOP health plan – due for a vote today – would affect New York State. Here is a fact-check for some of them. Read More

A mandated state takeover of local Medicaid costs, added to the House GOP health bill by U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Faso, promises relief for property taxpayers across New York. However, some counties stand to save more than others. Read More

The House Republicans’ American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and cost the state government billions of dollars. On the whole, however, it’s far less disruptive than previous GOP alternatives to Obamacare. Read More

The Medicaid “block grant” being proposed by House Republicans would be far less costly to state governments than previously projected under a draft Obamacare replacement bill that became public on Friday. Read More

Thursday’s budget hearing raised an eye-opening fact about the impact of increasing pharmaceutical costs on New York’s Medicaid program: Rebates reduce the state’s bottom line by almost half. Read More

A close look at Cuomo’s plan to contain prescription drug costs – which relies on heavy-handed price controls – raises doubts as to its fairness, effectiveness, workability, and even legality. Read More