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NY building low-cost housing under Medicaid

Albany, N.Y. (AP) - New York plans to create low-income housing for 5,000 Medicaid recipients with significant health care needs.

The housing units are planned for Manhattan and the Bronx; Monroe, Broome and Erie counties; and in the Finger Lakes Region as well as in Long Island's Suffolk County.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the units will be built using savings from efficiencies that lowered costs of the government health care program Medicaid that serves the poor and disabled. The savings were identified by Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team that brought professionals from most areas of the health care industry.

The housing will provide a stable and healthier home environment for New Yorkers with severe health concerns and problems that don't require hospitalization.


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