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Statement Health Care
March 22, 2017The recent addition of the “Collins Amendment” to the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act provides a strong incentive for New York’s Governor and Legislature to eliminate the mandated local share of Medicaid costs, a policy change long advocated by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Op Ed State Budget
December 27, 2011As Governor Cuomo prepares his executive budget, he should seek structral changes that slow down the state's most potent cost-drivers (pensions, school aid and Medicaid), halt additional economic development spending and steer clear of budget tricks. Senior Research Associate Tammy Gamerman pens an op-ed for the New York Post.
Testimony Health Care
January 28, 2011Savings can be achieved without denying needed care to low income New Yorkers through three strategies: (1) reducing non‐competitive rates paid to institutional providers; (2) rationalizing utilization of services; (3) tightening eligibility rules and practices to curb the misuse of Medicaid by middle and higher income families for long‐term care.