Legislature Rejects NY Governor’s $1.2 Billion Home Care Cuts

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"New York State lawmakers have proposed one-house budgets that firmly reject Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed $1.2 billion Medicaid cuts. Instead, they aim to leverage federal funding through a special waiver, following California's lead. This approach is expected to generate $4 billion in revenue for healthcare. Additionally, lawmakers are considering taxing insurance companies to offset Medicaid costs. They're also advocating for expanded healthcare coverage for undocumented individuals and extending Medicaid for children up to age 6. Lawmakers are prioritizing protecting vital healthcare programs and exploring alternative revenue sources, such as taxing the wealthy, to ensure Medicaid remains robust and accessible."

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