Policy & Budget Agenda

2021 Priorities to Reach Greater Equity and Protect Medicaid Consumers

To reach greater equity and protect the Medicaid safety net and the people who rely on it, New York State must: Keep Medicaid budgeting within the process set in the State Constitution to allow for full legislative and public discourse; if stakeholder bodies are seated to make recommendations on Medicaid, it is incumbent on the state to ensure substantial representation of people who are served by the Medicaid program;Eliminate the Medicaid global spending cap in favor of adopting a Medicaid…

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2020 Policy and Budget Priorities

Download our 2020 Vision document here. Medicaid Matters released this statement regarding the Governor’s Executive budget. The Medicaid Matters Steering Committee put out this statement in response to the seating of a Medicaid Redesign Team. The Medicaid Matters Coordinator, Lara Kassel, submitted testimony on January 29th at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on the Executive Budget on Health/Medicaid. A flier was generated to provide “an alternate…

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2019 Policy and Budget Priorities

Through payment and delivery system reform and other initiatives, New York State has made tremendous strides to improve its Medicaid program, while also reigning in spending.  However, these major initiatives have not been without harm to consumers and communities across the state.  State budget projections are uncertain; there are threats at the federal level to dramatically change the Medicaid program as we know it; and a single payer health system may be on the horizon.  New…

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