NY Health Officials Report On Medicaid
New York State health officials are reporting progress curbing Medicaid costs for 6.3 million New Yorkers, telling lawmakers annual spending growth has dropped to 1.4 percent. Testifying Monday at a budget hearing, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says overall quality of care has improved along with growing enrollment. The Cuomo administration proposes spending $63.3 billion for that medical care of low-income residents in the coming fiscal year, the largest single component of its proposed $145.3 billion budget. Half is federally funded.