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January 17: Explaining NYS Medicaid

17 January 2010 | 151 Comments » | pablo

A hospital board member colleague recently asked me why I was “against Medicaid.”  He suggested that I was being disloyal to NYS hospitals which admittedly need more profits “to survive.”  I explained my position like this:

     “I took your advice and checked into the HANYS (Hospital Association of NYS) Medicaid white paper.  Didn’t change my mind much.  Gave me clarity that Medicaid should not be ‘fixed’ by further cutting provider payments.  Hospitals and docs have been chronically underpaid for many years.  It would be bad public policy to further undermine health care providers for honest services rendered. Continue Reading