Op-Ed | Protect the Medicaid program for vulnerable New Yorkers


In her proposed Executive State Budget, Governor Hochul included a provision that would reduce the number of health plans available to New Yorkers enrolled in the Medicaid program.

Under the proposal, the Department of Health would limit the options available to these individuals to at least two but no more than five plans in each region of the state, eliminating health plans from the program.  This will result in fewer choices for more than 5.5 million residents, disrupting the care for some of the most vulnerable residents in New York.