Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'budget'

Governor Proposes More Taxes on Health Insurance Premiums

James Mulder at Syracuse.com covers this gem: Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget would slap a new tax on health insurance premiums to help pay the cost of running the state's health insurance exchange. The tax is $25, applies to on- and...

Cuomo Offers Budget With More Trims Than Deep Cuts - NYTimes.com

Today's NY Times highlights some pieces of Governor Cuomo's state of the State: Mr. Cuomo also proposed saving more than $750 million by limiting planned increases on mental health programs and social services, including eliminating an automatic cost-of-living increase for...

Ouch! Industry Reacts to Obama Budget Proposal

Yesterday's New York Times covered President Obama's proposed health care spending reductions in fair detail.

To Trim Medicaid Costs, New York Panel Backs Overhaul - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers the Medicaid Reform Team's recent approval of significant changes to the state Medicaid program to help close a multi-billion dollar budget gap: The package the panel approved, which totaled $2.3 billion in savings, includes dozens...

NY Medicaid Reform Task Force Rolling Up Sleeves

Michael Gormley reports in an AP Wire from Feb. 10, 2011: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Medicaid reform task force is sifting through more than 2,000 recommendations to reduce the cost of the massive program, from ending coverage for circumcisions to...

HHC Fears Budget Cuts

From today's New York Times online: The city's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, is facing a fiscal crisis because New York State is threatening to cut its financing for the care of poor patients at a time...

State Cuts Hospital Aid by $200 Million

The New York Times is reporting today that budget negotiations extending yesterday into the late evening include a significant reduction in state aid to hospitals. The deal reached Tuesday night includes cuts in aid to hospitals that will probably be...

Health Commissioner Highlights Budget Health Reform Objectives

Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., outlined the key health reforms in Governor Spitzer's proposed 2008-2009 Executive Budget at a joint Assembly-Senate legislative hearing held February 6, 2008 in Albany. The Department's short press release is here. The full text...

Governor Releases 2008-2009 Budget

Governor Eliot Spitzer released his proposed budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, recommending $124.3 billion in spending. According to the Albany Times Union, that amount is up 5.1% from the current fiscal year's budget of $118.3 billion budget. As expected,...

Spitzer Commits to Expand Child Health Plus

Governor Spitzer's Executive Budget will include $37 million to extend health insurance to an additional 70,000 children of working parents. New York sought approval last year to increase income eligibility levels for the State Child Health Plus (SCHIP) program from...

Provider Groups Oppose Spitzer Initiatives

Today's TimesUnion reports: Gov. Eliot Spitzer hasn't even unveiled his proposed budget, but two major health care associations released reports Thursday warning about the dangers of cutting government funding to hospitals and nursing homes. . . . The [New York...

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