Quick Partial Index (all are links) To Cuomo's Corruption And Its Cost


Letter to Super DEBT Committee - Save $2 trillion dollars without harming Medicaid beneficiaries. link

Letter to Congress: save $200 billion in Medicaid in this year's budget.
link link
Congress notified of NY medicaid fraud by NYS link

Even with wildly optimistic pension earnings predictions, New York Debt per person including local debt is $24,195. For a family of four that is about $97,000. link

A. Latest on Chapter 10 Bankruptcy link 1 Link 2
B. Cuomo Budget Link 1 Link 2
C. NY Bonds Link1 Link 2 Link "Writing on Wall"

Cuomo as Governor
Medicaid Redesign Team: Medicaid Budget increases, not decreases Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony Heads Medicaid Redesign.
Cuomo's Lobbyist Crony renamed Consultant and all is well

1. Cuomo Stars as Captain Renault in Casablanca remake and link 2 Cuomo's repeat performances

2. Cuomo fails to follow Brown and cut his budget by 25%

3. More Cuomo fails to equal California's Brown

4. How States go bankrupt.

5. Cuomo and Medicaid headed nowhere

6. Look at Alternate currency: A Ron Paul, a $3 Cuomo, a California IOU

7. Cuomo's credit card taken away.

8. New Chapter 10 Federal Bankruptcy for States.

9. The new $3 Cuomo I.O.U.

10. Cuomo and NY Bondholders See The Writing On The Wall

11. New York Bankruptcy and Bond Devaluation

12. Cuomo Loads Up His Band Wagon With Committees For The Downhill Race With California

13. Ponzi to Madoff to Hevesi to DiNapoli; New York Learns About A Phony Safe 7.5% Pension Return

14 Economic Laws Lead Andrew Cuomo To A Hard Fall

15. Cuomo Meets "The Ghost Of NY Yet To Come"

16. Fiscal Disaster As Andrew Cuomo And His M.O. Are Slapped Down By Chinese Reality Checks

17. The New Word Order, "Nixon/Blogo/Cuomo" Predicates Andrew Cuomo's Fate

-Cuomo's prior corruption-

18. Cuomo Perfected His M.O. At HUD With $59 Billion Unaccounted For ; stealing the poor guys blind; Medicare $1.2 billion per year fraud; Multiple $50,000 bribes; Cuomo bungles criminal trial, rich executives walk;

19. The Second Cuomo's Smoking Gun: AEG Victory Celebration Needed Rev. Sharpton And Andrew Cuomo In The AEG Bag

20. Cuomo's Corruption Allowed $400 Million To Be Added to $1.2 Billion In NY Medicaid Fraud To Be Refunded By NY State To Federal Government

21. Andrew Cuomo Kisses And Makes Up With The Albany Swamp's Legislature Vermin, Reprobate Politicians, A Whore and Charles Rangel, Ashley Dupre, boss Vito Lopez, David Paterson, as obedient house boy, Andrew Farkas, who Cuomo accused of paying millions in kickbacks, and Allen Isaac (sex predator)

22. Sex Predator: Cuomo can clean his own nest

23. Cuomo changes pay to play to indirect payment and we're fooled

24. Cuomo bungles criminal prosecution

25. Cuomo covers up NY corruption

26. Cuomo covers up missing 9/11 Red Cross Money

27. $1.2 trillion loss resulted from the 50 % of $2.4 trillion in loans ordered by Cuomo at HUD, *Cuomo's smoking gun

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New York Medicaid Redesign Team Leader Absent When Report Is Released

You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people all of the time

     Albany magic solves Jeffrey Sachs problem from this blog's yesterday post and New York Times article, "Sachs should register as a Lobbyist."

   Cuomo, the illusionist, hopes the quick sleight of hand has you believe the "Medicaid Redesign Team handed off a package of 79 recommendations designed to save $2.3 billion from the health care program in the 2011-2012 fiscal year." without the input of their leader, Jeffrey Sachs.  
"Conspicuous in his absence from the Thursday meeting was Jeffrey Sachs, a Cuomo friend and Redesign Team member whose private consulting work for several New York hospitals has drawn concern from ethics watchdogs. A spokesman said Sachs had a scheduling conflict."

     Supposedly, they would save $2.3 billion out of almost $53 billion, but of course, this Albany budgeting and this savings is not on this year's budgeted amount, but on a projected larger amount for next year. "The meeting began with good news from state Budget Director Robert Megna, who reported that due to slower-than-expected growth in the state's Medicaid caseload, some $375 million of the cost savings from the group's original target of $2.85 billion wouldn't need to be accounted for in their recommendations."

     Now was the illusionist successful? Do you believe Cuomo's Lobbyist friend, head of Medicaid Redesign Team, had no input into recommendations issued the day he didn't show up, or that the savings were on this year's expenditures and not only on projected increases? 

The results are in:   Cuomo and his Medicaid Redesign Team fail
People of New York   lose
Lobbyists and Medicaid-trough-feeders win

Here's the blog's January 17, 2011 letter to Cuomo:
Dear Governor Cuomo:
      Send your Medicaid Redesign Team (committee) packing and preparing for their new diet.  It's reported, "Every year it's the 800-pound gorilla of the state budget, soaking up money that could be used for tax cuts to make our economy competitive, or for expanding health-care coverage, or for improving education—or for all that, and more. Medicaid is also the major component in county property taxes—and New York's excess property tax burden, now about 62 percent above the national average per capita."
        I've copied a comparison of various State's Medicaid Expenditures per person served for 2008.  The present numbers are much higher, but the comparison remains.  Note that very progressive States with large urban centers have much lower per person expenses.  Read the data and then the solution which follows.

Medicaid Cost Per Person Served, 1998
(Red States less than half New York's cost)
New York ~  $8,961

California $2,386,
Washington $2,563
Oregon $3,652
Virginia $3,740
Florida $3,607
Texas $4,419
Illinois $4,435
Delaware $4,440
Michigan $4,494

Ohio $5,346
Massachusetts $6,870
Wisconsin $5,457
Pennsylvania $5,808
New Jersey $6,856
Rhode Island $6,603

Is there less compassion for the poor in California, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, or Washington?  No need to reinvent the wheel or waste time drafting new laws and regulations, just copy them from California or Illinois or Michigan or Oregon or Virginia or even, Texas.   Watch the Medicaid costs be cut in half, local property taxes fall and state budget be easier to balance.

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