Research Report Caring for the Uninsured in New York
Randall R. Bovbjerg, Stan Dorn, Jack Hadley, John Holahan, Dawn M. Miller
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About 2.5 million New Yorkers were uninsured in 2005, and medical providers that serve them incurred some $2.8 billion in uncompensated care. Two separate analyses in this report agreed on this estimate, one using provider cost reports and the other household survey data. Budgetary and other sources showed that state, local, and federal governments supplied about $3.5 billion in revenues that offset these costs, through a complex mix of programs. If these uninsured people had all had insurance for the full year, their projected medical spending would have been higher by about $4.1 billion. Any insurance expansion program would incur these and additional costs as well.
Research Areas Health and health care Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform
Policy Centers Health Policy Center