State-boosted contract funds lobbying by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The 1199 SEIU contract that the Cuomo administration subsidized with Medicaid money last year included a potentially nine-figure payment to the union's lobbying arm, which has spent millions on TV ads praising Governor Cuomo's health policies.

$2B delay planned for Medicaid by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

In a sign of a deepening state budget crisis, the Cuomo administration says it is planning to delay another $2 billion in Medicaid payments this coming spring, according to a recent report from the Budget Division.

Mid-year mystery by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

Governor Cuomo has kept his perfect record of consistently ignoring the statutory deadline for issuing a mid-year financial plan update.

Who benefited from Medicaid hikes? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A Cuomo administration analysis of its own Medicaid rate hike last fall appeared to show a disproportionate benefit for hospitals associated with the politically influential labor union 1199SEIU.

Cash reports confirm Medicaid gap by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

At the midway point of the fiscal year, New York's Medicaid health plan has already spent 61 percent of its state-funded budget, according to the latest cash report from the comptroller's office – putting the program on track to end the year with a $2.9 billion shortfall.
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