NYS Nurses Association
Medicaid Reform: Let’s do it right.
The New York State Nurses Association understands the need to rein in spending, as well as combat Medicaid fraud and abuse. However, as nurses, we are concerned that the $2.3 billion in proposed cuts to Medicaid have the potential to significantly impact patient safety and well-being throughout New York state.
We believe that, with the right solutions, we can improve Medicaid and manage costs.
New York needs to:
- Take a “go slower” approach to Medicaid redesign;
- Reconsider revenue-generating ideas, including extending the income tax surcharge on high-income earners;
- Seek innovative, evidence-based healthcare ideas that focus on improving care coordination;
- Maintain its commitment to a strong healthcare safety net and to quality and accountability initiatives.
There’s a better route to Medicaid reform. Let’s do it right.
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“Let's do it right” (2011) - :60 Radio - broadcast statewide
“Let's do it right” (2011) from NYSNA on Vimeo.
“Let's do it right” (2011) - :30 video - broadcast in various upstate markets;
also posted on NYSNA's YouTube channel.