Minimum wage cost hits Medicaid by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Moving to a $15 minimum wage will cost New York’s Medicaid system more than double what was previously forecast, state budget officials revealed this week

NY faces budget hole with ACA repeal by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The looming repeal of the Affordable Care Act – which suddenly became much more likely with the election of Donald Trump – could open an enormous hole in New York’s state budget.

NY undercuts private-sector plans by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

New York State's low-cost Essential Plan is taking a big bite out of the state's market for private health insurance, newly released data show.

NY health insurance costs surge by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

New York emerged as the second-costliest state for employer-sponsored health insurance after its premiums rose at more than three times the national rate in 2015.