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Gov. Cuomo’s Medicaid Task Force Sets Public Meetings

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Andrew Cuomo (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A task force assigned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to review Medicaid in New York has set seven meetings around the state to gather information from the public and others with stakes in the system.

The so-called Medicaid Redesign Team is charged with finding ways to rein in the cost of the program without sacrificing the quality of care. It’s to report back to Cuomo by March 1.

The first two public hearings will be in Buffalo on Wednesday and Rochester on Thursday. Those will be followed by two sessions in New York City on Jan. 27, another in Hempstead on Long Island on Jan. 28 and then in New Paltz on Feb. 2 and Queensbury on Feb. 3.

More details are available on the task force website.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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