June 8, 2010. This press release from coalition partners highlights FPI's analysis of the impact on New York State and New York City of a 6-month extension of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's increased share of state Medicaid costs. The groups also call for extension of ARRA's assistance with COBRA premiums.
Working Families and Economic Security in New York: How Effectively Do Work Supports Bridge the Gaps?
June 11, 2008. Thirty percent of New Yorkers in working families can't cover basic needs with their wages. This report analyzes the effectiveness of "work support programs" (such as food stamps, Child Health Plus and the Earned Income Tax Credit) in bridging the hardship gap experienced by 5.7 million New Yorkers - that is, the gap between family wages and a basic family budget standard. Work supports make a difference, but more must be done. Press release, full report.
June 8, 2010. The federal government's failure to extend its increased share of state Medicaid costs would leave New York with an additional $1.06 billion in state budget cuts - on top of the cuts already on the table as part of Governor Paterson's 2010-2011 gap closing plan. In this analysis, FPI calculates that if the state decided to fill the additional $1 billion dollar gap through workforce reductions, the number of layoffs would be in the 15,000-16,000 range. Another alternative, reductions to Medicaid reimbursement [...]
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 >>
April 1, 2008. An op-ed by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, New York Metro. Is America Becoming a Lottery Society? David Dyssegaard Kallick Over the past few weeks Oregon, for the first time, started holding a series of highly unusual lotteries. Winners will get access to affordable health insurance. Losers won’t. It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this plan. The premise is that there’s not enough to go around, so someone has to be left out. What do you want [...]
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.
May 8, 2007. A letter to the editor by Frank Mauro. Schenectady Daily Gazette.
January 29, 2007. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Crains.
January 29, 2007. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Buffalo News.
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.
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 below. Two national reports were also [...]
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 >>
February 2, 2005. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ outlines options for reform.
October 4, 2004. Comments on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, submitted by Trudi Renwick, Senior Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute.
June 17, 2002. FPI's testimony before the New York State AFL-CIO Task Force on Prescription Drugs.