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New York Requests Waiver to Invest $10 Billion in Healthcare Reform

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New York Requests Waiver to Invest $10 Billion in Healthcare Reform

August 9, 2012

On August 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York has submitted an application for a waiver from the federal government to allow the state to reinvest up to $10 billion in Medicaid savings generated by the Medicaid Redesign Team to transform the state’s healthcare system.

The MRT has put reforms in place that have resulted in significant savings for taxpayers and a better quality of care for New York residents, and if granted, the waiver would allow the state to fully implement the MRT action plan, facilitate innovation and lower healthcare costs over the long-term.