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2020 Enrollment Data Demonstrates Importance of Medicaid

Between March and November 2020, over 700,000 new enrollees turned to Medicaid for health coverage due to the economic downturn associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.  A new publication by Medicaid Matters demonstrates that Medicaid did what it was intended to...

Medicaid advocates provide response to 2021-22 Executive budget

2021-22 Budget Issues Subject to updates as we learn more about the budget and the budget process unfolds. Medicaid Matters believes New York needs a Medicaid program that delivers quality health care and services to all who need them.  The COVID-19 pandemic...

Election 2020 and Health Care: What to Know Before You Vote

On October 7th, Medicaid Matters Coordinator, Lara Kassel, participated in a pre-Election Day health care policy discussion.  Hosted by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, the League of Women Voters, and public media outlets, "Election 2020...

Coronavirus and Beyond: Reaching Greater Equity

New York State is at the epicenter of a global pandemic.  Data has emerged that reflects what we have witnessed almost since the Coronavirus reached our doorstep: severe illness and death from the disease that results from Coronavirus, COVID-19, is significantly...

Protect Medicaid advocates issue statement on House HEROES Act

The Protect Medicaid Campaign - representing New York’s leading health care consumer advocacy groups - applauds the introduction of the coronavirus relief package bill H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. We are...

Medicaid Consumer Advocates Respond to 2021 Enacted Budget

When Governor Cuomo established his Medicaid Redesign Team – or MRT II – in January, he gave its members the directive that any proposed changes have "zero impact on beneficiaries."  The recommendations approved by the MRT II (with abstention from its one and only...

Protect Medicaid Campaign issues statement on final MRT meeting

Statement from the Protect Medicaid Campaign, a coalition of 130+ health advocacy organizations across New York: “New York’s investment in Medicaid has built the system Governor Cuomo is relying on to have such a strong response to the COVID-19 pandemic right now....