Issue Briefs:

The number of uninsured and underinsured in New York State continues to grow at a record pace.  Today, one in seven New Yorkers lack health insurance. This means that more than 2.5 million New Yorkers are uninsured.  
Healthcare is the third largest employer in NY State, providing jobs for 1.3 million people. Hospitals and nursing homes employ a wide range of workers that span all racial and ethnic groups at virtually all levels of skill. Healthcare is an important source of entry level employment that provides...
The Medicaid program is a Federal-State partnership, under which state spending automatically draws down Federal matching funds.  So, when New York State cuts spending in the Medicaid program, the Federal government also reduces the Medicaid funds it sends to New York State.   Under...