NY governor woos foes of his school and health cuts

Friday, March 4, 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is touting what his aides say is an unprecedented two-year budget proposal that would reverse course and increase state spending on education and Medicaid for the 2013 fiscal year.

Cuomo's amendments also include the recommendations of his Medicaid Redesign Team, which on February 24 proposed $2.3 billion in cost-saving measures.

One flashpoint in the Medicaid plan is a cap on some medical malpractice awards. "These proposals will create a financial windfall for negligent hospitals, incompetent health care providers and their insurance companies," said Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy, a consumer group.

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