State Budget

New York has widened its lead in per-capita spending on Medicaid

BY BILL HAMMOND New York’s per-capita Medicaid spending soared to more than double the nationwide rate in 2018, widening its gap with the other 49 states. New York’s version of Medicaid, a health plan for the low-income and disabled, cost

Public Health

Scathing report suggests Cuomo mishandled Medicaid reforms

The budget crisis in New York’s Medicaid program stems from the failure of a key cost-control measure adopted during Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first term, according to a new report from the Empire Center for Public Policy. In 2011, Cuomo and the Legislature