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Happy Birthday, Medicaid!

Happy Birthday, Medicaid!

July 30th marked the 56th anniversary of the signing of the federal law that created Medicaid and Medicare. Medicaid Matters joined Citizen Action of New York, New York StateWide Senior Action Council, New York Association on Independent Living, the Health Foundation...

Consumer advocates comment on Affinity sale to Molina

Consumer advocates comment on Affinity sale to Molina

On July 28th, Medicaid Matters New York, Health Care for All New York, and The Legal Aid Society sent comments to the NYS Attorney General regarding the Affinity Health Plan petition to sell to Molina Healthcare, a national for-profit health plan. The comments can be...

Renewed push for equity in the Indigent Care Pool

Renewed push for equity in the Indigent Care Pool

Several advocacy groups, along with NYC Health + Hospitals and labor unions, continue to push for redistribution of the Indigent Care Pool (ICP). Over $1 billion in Medicaid funds are allocated to hospitals across the state, and advocates believe the funding should be...

Statement on the outcome of the George Floyd case

Statement on the outcome of the George Floyd case

Like our partners across all sectors, we are relieved after the verdict of Derek Chauvin, while also embracing the notion that true justice requires structural change. As health justice advocates, we will do our part to fight systemic racism. Our thoughts are with the...

Joint Statement on the Adopted 2021-22 Health and Medicaid Budget

Joint Statement on the Adopted 2021-22 Health and Medicaid Budget

Medicaid Matters New York and Health Care for All New York – the two major statewide health care consumer advocacy coalitions – applaud the State Legislature for several historic additions to the adopted state budget for 2021-22 related to funding for public schools...

New report provides 2020 pandemic enrollment data by county

New report provides 2020 pandemic enrollment data by county

Pandemic Enrollment Growth Highlights the Importance of Medicaid Medicaid provides access to health care for many New Yorkers. The coronavirus pandemic, and the economic downturn resulting from the ensuing public health crisis, have highlighted the critical role that...