Health Care

Fed Directive Threatens to Cut Funds for New York Children’s Health Coverag

May 6, 2008. A report from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University shows that the Bush administration bypassed Congress to issue a directive that will cut children’s health insurance funding in New York – at a time when residents and taxpayers can ill afford it. Report co-released by FPI, New York Children’s Action Network and Medicaid Matters New York. Press release >>(read more)

Is America becoming a lottery society?

April 1, 2008. An op ed by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, New York Metro.… (read more)

The Health Care and Social Costs of the Uninsured in New York State

December 5, 2007. Using analysis from the Urban Institute and data from the New York State Department of Health, FPI estimates the distribution, by county, of full-year non-elderly uninsured, the cost of uncompensated care, and the social costs of uninsured.… (read more)

Expand, don’t restrict, health insurance for kids

May 8, 2007. A letter to the editor by Frank Mauro. Schenectady Daily Gazette.(read more)

How to insure the uninsured

January 29, 2007. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Crains.(read more)

Like hospitals, insurance system is also in crisis

January 29, 2007. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Buffalo News.(read more)

How to Reduce the Pressure on the Property Tax and Ease the Fiscal Burden on Struggling Local Governments

January 10, 2007. The four-part plan supported by FPI: implement a statewide solution to CFE; increase state’s share of Medicaid and base counties’ shares on ability to pay; restore commitment to revenue sharing; and eliminate the significant disparities in the STAR program. Prepared for the Center on Governmental Research conference on reforming property taxes in New York.… (read more)

New York Makes Real Progress on Health Care Coverage

September 27, 2006. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ presents data showing that the portion of the state population without health insurance has fallen from 16.3% in 2000 to 13.5% in 2005. Nevertheless, there are still 2.6 million people in the state who have no health insurance. The share of private sector employees covered by health insurance continued to fall while the portion of the population covered by government programs in New York rose from 27% to 31%. Press release … (read more)

Poverty in New York Fails to Decline Despite Four Years of Economic “Growth”

August 29, 2006. New data suggests the need to reinvigorate efforts to combat poverty: FPI’s analysis of the new poverty, income and health insurance data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Press release with supporting tables >>(read more)

Escalating Prescription Drug Costs

February 2, 2005. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ outlines options for reform.… (read more)