Friday, January 1, 2010


Jelly-brand dummies up Ducks NYP Interview . . . Both Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson say ObamaCare will be a financial nightmare for the Empire State. disproportionate burdens on New York state and New York City."Burdens, says Paterson, that could cost the state $1.1 billion to $1.25 billion a year in Medicaid funding... a press aide spoke forSen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "The Senate health-care bill is good for New York [because it would] provide health insurance to 2.7 million residents who do not currently have it." . . . and that's a crying shame, because this isn't about passing out a little pork. It's about an inequitable Medicaid funding formula, thanks to which New York has gotten the short stick for decades. Under the Senate bill, other states will see their Medicaid reimbursements rise to an average of 65 percent -- while New York's would remain flat at just 50 percent, the lowest in the nation (NYP Ed) * Gilly's 2nd opinion Defends health bill against gov and Bloomberg (NYP) * Dave and Mike: Med plan would be bitter pill for NY * Schumer mum on health bill that could hurt NY * The Senate health care bill would hurt community care clinics in New York City *** Taken for a huge ride: State's Medicaid mistakes are costing the taxpayers multimillions *** Schumer goes hunting, bags Nelson*** Skelos: Sue the Health Care Bill *** Schumer Says Every State Got Special Treatment in Health Bill (Bloomberg News)

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