Medicaid: Can New York Control Spending?

With Medicaid expenses accounting for one-third of NYS's budget and still rising, there has been much debate about how to control costs while recognizing the vital importance of the Medicaid program. This explored the political feasibility of major reform of Medicaid, including the possibility of a State take-over of Medicaid spending, as well as long term care and other issues relevant to Medicaid-related spending. Panelists: Kenneth E. Raske, President, GNYHA Arthur Webb, President and CEO, Village Care of New York Robert Hinckley, Sr.Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services, Office of Governor Pataki Jennifer Cunningham, Executive Director, SEIU State Council

Moderator: Howard Berliner, Professor, Milano Graduate School