Albany matchup: Medicaid vs. schools by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

With the state facing its grimmest budget outlook in years, the legislative session shows signs of becoming a tug-of-war between public schools and health care—the two biggest recipients of state spending and, not coincidentally, the two heaviest-hitting lobbying forces Albany.

Parsing a Medicaid takeover by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A federally mandated state takeover of local Medicaid costs would likely set up a three-way fiscal tug-of-war between upstate counties, downstate suburbs, and New York City.

Collins-Faso had merit The Leader-Herald

One tantalizing idea emerged during the debate over repealing “Obamacare” — the Collins-Faso amendment to the now-pulled American Health Care Act.

Fact and fiction on AHCA by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

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.

Medicaid “block-granting” impact on NY could vary Press Releases

Federal “block-granting” of Medicaid could have outcomes ranging from a multi-billion dollar gain to a multi-billion loss for New York’s $63 billion program, depending on how such a reform is designed, according to an analysis by the Empire Center’s health policy director, Bill Hammond.

What if Collins-Faso included NYC? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The uproar over proposed federal legislation mandating a state takeover of county Medicaid costs inspires a thought experiment: What if the mandate included New York City?