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NY is number one (in dependency) and meanwhile, preparing to embrace Obamacare (only to worsen the problem)

May 3, 2011

NY is number one (in dependency)

April 26, 2011
E.J. McMahon, Empire Center For New York State Policy

Based on per-capita federal data, USA Today reports that “New Yorkers get more government aid per person from social programs than residents of any other state.”   The Empire State’s Medicaid spending per-person alone is more than double the average, but we’re also high in other categories of social assistance.

No real surprises here, although the story does feature this interesting twist on an old excuse:

“New York has a social tradition, an ethic, if you will, of providing services to the entire population with a special welcoming attention to those at the bottom,” says James Tallon, a former legislative leader who heads the United Hospital Fund, a research group.

New York has unique challenges — a large number of poor people, often immigrants, and a high-cost of providing health care in New York City, he says.

Of course, California, Florida and Texas also have large numbers of poor people and poor immigrants, but social spending per person in all three states is much lower.  They must lack our welcoming sense of tradition and ethics.

 
 
PREPARING FOR MORE GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY! THOUGH IT’S BEEN WIDELY REPORTED, AND EVEN SOME NY DEMOCRATS SOUNDED THE ALARM, THAT OBAMACARE WILL COST THE STATE OF NY BILLIONS (THAT WE DON’T HAVE), YET THEY STILL PREPARE TO EMBRACE IT. AS FOR THE DEPENDENCY FACTOR, FORCED MANDATES, AND GENERALLY THE OVERREACHING OF THE FED INTO OUR STATE ON THIS ISSUE, WHERE ARE THE CHALLENGES? WHERE IS THE RESISTANCE?

NYS Senate Holds Discussion on Federal Health Care Reform

(2011-04-29)

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) – The State Senate held a panel discussion with major health care stakeholders, on how New York will implement the federal health care reforms proposed by President Obama and passed by Congress. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

The federal health care reform act requires states to set up health care exchanges to give the uninsured access to the health care that they will be required to buy when the new law takes effect in 2014.

 
 
 
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