Federal budget

The Public Cost of Privatized Medicare: How Medicare Advantage is hurting Medicare beneficiaries and other New York taxpayers

July 6, 2007. New York’s Child Health Plus expansion is being jeopardized by Medicare Advantage overpayments. How? A report from FPI and Citizen Action New York finds that a privatized Medicare plan is costing taxpayers $709 million in overpayments for New York alone – and NY beneficiaries paid $35 million in extra premiums. FPI and CANY point out that these funds would be better used to finance Governor Spitzer’s plan to cover all uninsured children. Press release, full report(read more)

The Congressional Budget Plan

May 24, 2007. New from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: a brief analysis of the conference agreement.… (read more)

Stretched Too Thin: Food Stamp Benefits in New York State

May 16, 2007. Religious and civic leaders pledge to try the “Food Stamp Diet” – and eat on $3.50 a day – as FPI releases a new report. Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Rev. Paul D. Rees-Rohrbacher of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Albany, Ed Bloch of the Interfaith Alliance of New York State, Lynda Schuyler of Food Pantries for the Capital District and Linda Bopp of the Nutrition Consortium of New York … (read more)

Nolan had wrong idea about Resolution 99

May 6, 2007. An op ed by Trudi Renwick. Glens Falls Post Star.(read more)

President Bush’s Budget and New York

February 2007.  A document from the White House gives some detail. Read . … (read more)

First Things First: The President’s Budget Makes the Wrong Choices for New York

February 21, 2007. An analysis of the impact of the President’s 2008 proposed budget on New York, released in collaboration with Citizen Action of New York, the Coalition for Human Needs and the Emergency Campaign for America’s Priorities. Press release including summary table, full report.… (read more)

The Administration Again Proposes to Shift Federal Medicaid Costs to States

February 14, 2007.  The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains what’s at stake.… (read more)

President Calls for Deep Cuts in a Wide Range of Domestic Programs

February 8, 2007.  The cuts would start in 2008 and grow deeper over time. Details given in this report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. … (read more)

The President’s 2007-2008 Budget: What It Means to New Yorkers

February 7, 2007. The budget released on February 5 by President Bush pays for massive tax cuts for the rich by cutting services and programs for the poor. The President’s proposals balance the federal budget only on paper, and make it harder for New York to balance its budget. Report >>.… (read more)

Distributional Analysis of the Proposed Standard Deduction for Health Insurance

February 7, 2007. The Tax Policy Center has put together detailed tables showing the various changes by income class and income percentile.… (read more)