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The Empire

Healthcare Players Queue up for Cash

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hospitals, clinics, unions and consumer groups are lining up for money — in the name of saving money. State Medicaid officials are applying to the federal government for $10 billion over five years to finance dozens of proposals for cutting costs and improving care.

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The Empire

State Seeks Input on Federal Health Funding Request

Monday, June 18, 2012

Albany is trying to get billions of federal dollars to help overhaul the state healthcare system. On Monday, officials will hold a public hearing to discuss how best to invest that money – as unions, hospitals and neighborhood health activists jostle for a slice of the pie.

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WNYC News

Medicaid PBMs Save Money, Cause Headaches

Monday, December 19, 2011

Three million New Yorkers on Medicaid have recently started getting prescription drugs a new way — and healthcare watchdogs say there are still hiccups.

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WNYC News

Medicaid Panel Approves Sweeping — but Vague — Changes

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

“Coordinated,” “integrated” and “managed” — these are the watchwords of New York’s Medicaid overhaul efforts, but what exactly it will mean for people on the state’s Medicaid program is still a work in progress.

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It's A Free Country ®

Behind New York's Budget

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cuomo chose not to take the unions on, to make them enemy, destroy them, take away all the things they've collectively bargained through contracts over the years. I guess that's hopeful. He still philosophically believes that government can do good things and is necessary. A lot of particulars of this immediate budget don't follow through on that broadly, but he's still a believer in left of center politics.

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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