Could D.C. repeat Albany’s mistake? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Washington lawmakers are contemplating fallback healthcare legislation that risks repeating one of Albany’s most notorious policy blunders – and triggering a “death spiral” in non-group insurance markets nationwide.

Parsing a NY Medicaid takeover by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

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.

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.