Report Finds Long-Term Care Is Too Costly Press Releases

The cost of financing long-term care (LTC) through Medicaid is on track to become “a crippling burden” for New York State unless steps are taken to reform the program, a report issued today by the Empire Center for Public Policy warns.

About that Wisconsin Medicaid-reform model by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Governor Cuomo says the state of Wisconsin is the model for his unusual collaborative approach to attempting to reduce Medicaid costs in New York -- but a report in today's Wall Street Journal (subscription required) cites "little evidence of savings"...

FMAP? What FMAP? by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Despite growing signs that Congress is finding it harder to spend with reckless abandon, New York State budget negotiators were counting on getting $1 billion in added Federal Medicaid Reimbursement Percentage (FMAP) aid under the so-called "jobs bill" expected to move...

“Big cuts”? by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Most news coverage of yesterday's budget vote reflected the approach of today's New York Times headline: "Albany Lawmakers Pass Big Cuts in Health Care." In fact, net of those cuts, the state-funded share of Medicaid spending will increase this year...

Turnabout = fair play on Medicaid NY Torch

The health care bill now moving through Congress could heap significant added costs on New York State.  But the Heritage Foundation is offering a provocative idea on how New York could turn the tables on the feds and save at least $47 billion on Med...

Today’s commentary NY Torch

Nicole and I both have op-eds in the Post today.  Hers dissects the MTA's latest desperation move -- an unprecedented 18-month budget.  Mine focuses on the projected expansion of New York State's Medicaid caseload, which by 2013 may include one out...