Resources & Reports
Streamlining New York’s Medicaid Excess Income Program By: Manatt Health Solutions Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: May 2009 Type: Resources, Report
New York State's Medicaid Excess Income Program (EIP) is bogged down by complicated processing requirements that lead to high costs and delays in much-needed coverage and care for patients, according to this NYSHealth-funded study conducted by Manatt Health Solutions.
Is New York Prepared to Care? A Comprehensive Coverage Solution for Home Care Workers By: PHI Health Care for Health Workers Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: May 2009 Type: Resources, Report
In this NYSHealth-funded report, PHI advances recommendations to increase the number of home care workers enrolled in health insurance. The report recommends that New York State strengthen existing public health insurance options, including the Family Health Plus Buy-In option. It also recommends creating a new multi-employer benefit fund that would pool risks and contributions for home care workers across the State.
Ounces of Prevention — The Public Policy Case for Taxes on Sugared Beverages By: New England Journal of Medicine Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: April 2009 Type: Resources, Article
Kelly Brownell, Director of the Yale Rudd Center, and Thomas Frieden, Health Commissioner of New York City Department of Health, composed a report highlighting that taxes on soda have significant potential for improving health. This report released by the New England Journal of Medicine provides perspective on a controversial public health measure to prevent diet-related diseases.
Stimulating Supermarket Development: A New Day for New York By: The Food Trust Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: April 2009 Type: Resources, Report
In April 2009, the Food Trust along with contributions from the New York Supermarket Commission, the Food Industry, Alliance of New York State, and officials from the City and State of New York released “Stimulating Supermarket Development: A New Day for New York.” The report details recommendations for stimulating supermarket development in New York City—a key to increasing the availability of nutritious, affordable food in underserved communities and to combating obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases.
Behavioral Health / Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home By: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: April 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This report conducted for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare analyzes the patient-centered medical home care model and argues a similar model that incorporates the integration of behavioral health and primary care will help address the health disparities that are prevalent for people with mental illness.
2009-10 New York State Budget: Health Reform Highlights By: New York State Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: April 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This Special Edition of the Medicaid Update highlights the reform measures advanced in this year’s Budget.
Health Insurance Coverage of New York State’s Home Care Aides: Findings from a 2008 Survey of Home Care Agencies Outside of New York City By: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: April 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded survey conducted by PHI (formerly the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) finds that only 25% of home care workers employed by Upstate agencies have employer-sponsored health insurance.
Assessing Asset Transfer for Medicaid Eligibility in New York State By: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report was created by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. It analyzes the role of asset transfers in New York county officials’ decisions to deny Medicaid coverage for nursing home care.
Health Insurance Tool Kit for Refugees and Immigrants By: Research Foundation of SUNY Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Toolkit
This tool kit, prepared by the Research Foundation of SUNY, was designed to help refugees in the Buffalo, New York area enroll in health insurance. It includes guides to health insurance in six languages: Arabic, Burmese, English, Karen, Vietnamese, and Somali. Each guide contains information on the eligibility and documentation criteria of various programs, as well as contact information for where refugees and immigrants can enroll. This project is supported by a NYSHealth grant.
Characteristics and Health Insurance Coverage of New York’s Noncitizens By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
This report, by the United Hospital Fund, shows that noncitizens represent a large and disproportionate share of New York’s uninsured population. Nearly 30% of the State’s 2.3 million uninsured people are noncitizens and noncitizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than citizens