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?
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.
Here’s another major policy conflict between the House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan and New York State’s unusually Draconian insurance laws.
The House Republicans’ American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and cost the state government billions of dollars. On the whole, however, it’s far less disruptive than previous GOP alternatives to Obamacare.
Governor Cuomo’s speech at a rally in defense of the Affordable Care Act included several questionable facts, exaggerations, or omissions.
The Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) began as an effort to bring market-driven efficiency to New York’s hospital industry, but has evolved into little more than a revenue source.
Governor Cuomo’s warnings about how repealing the Affordable Care Act would affect New York should be read with caution.
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.
New York is bucking the national trend in the largest category of health insurance costs, but in exactly the wrong way.
Per-recipient spending by New York's Medicaid program has long far exceeded the national norm, a telling symptom of inefficiency in the state's health plan for the poor. But the gap appears to have narrowed significantly during Governor Andrew Cuomo's term, with New York's spending rate falling at about twice the national average between 2010 and 2014.
Newly released Census Bureau data on the nation’s declining uninsured rate held good news and bad news for New York.
How is New York’s health insurance market weathering the Affordable Care Act crosswinds? Relatively well in some respects and poorly in others.