As part of their ongoing attempt to make the case against Eliot Spitzer’s cutbacks in health care spending, 1199 SEIU and the Greater New York Hospitals Association released a list of reasons not to cut any money from Medicaid.
Among them was this one:
“Medicaid spending has already been controlled.”
– Azi Paybarah
Eliot Spitzer is still talking to reporters, but in the meantime, 1199 is already doing its best to pour water on his health care agenda.
An unusually harsh joint statement from 1199 and the Greater New York Hospital Association said that Spitzer’s statements were “riddled with inaccuracies” and that there is “nothing strategic or policy-minded Read More
Eliot Spitzer is presenting his budget to lawmakers right now in a meeting not advertised as an open press event, but they’re letting us in anyway. It’s essentially the same thing he’s about to say in a more formal speech he’s to make reporters and the public.
Spitzer explained his “hard choices” (health care Read More
The video announcing that Hillary Clinton is taking the first steps at running for president is (finally) here.
I announced today that I am forming a presidential exploratory committee.
I’m not just starting a campaign, though, I’m beginning a conversation — with you, with America. Because we all need to be part of the Read More
1199 SEIU, the powerful health care workers union, has announced that they’re endorsing Republican state Senate candidate Maureen O’Connell in the special election in Nassau.
As Liz notes, the move is a sign of the tension that exists between union president Dennis Rivera and Governor Eliot Spitzer, who have very different views of Read More
One thing not mentioned at Andrew Cuomo’s swearing-in ceremony yesterday was the issue of Medicaid fraud, which I seem to remember being a pretty big deal around the beginning of the attorney general race.
Cuomo’s spokeswoman, Wendy Katz, said confirmed that Cuomo is planning to do something fairly dramatic about it by creating a position Read More
Eliot Spitzer’s plan for Medicaid could cut the number of uninsured New Yorkers in half.
Spitzer also gave lawmakers some things they wanted, like more dollars for education and property tax cuts.
Spitzer was critical of the pace of rebuilding Ground Zero.
Nine more human bones were found near Ground Zero. Read More
With the commitment to reduce the number of hospital beds in the state, Eliot Spitzer signaled he was going to expand another area of health care.
“We will introduce a budget that, in the very first year, guarantees access to health insurance for all of New York’s 500,000 uninsured children. And within four years, we Read More
Just days before George Pataki leaves office, New York City has announced plans to participate in a state-run program to detect Medicaid fraud.
The city’s participation in the program was required as part of a federal agreement earlier this year that sent $300 million to NYC annually for health care restructuring here, and it Read More
With all the (self-induced) buzz about Mike Bloomberg’s presidential run, it is easy to forget he still has to deal with local issues, like traffic.
Streetsblog notes that’s the issue Bloomberg is being to task over, by Manhattan’s Gale Brewer and Scott Stringer, who both want to explore congestion pricing.
Gridlock may be the last Read More