Jim Tallon's Interviews on WCNY radio's "Capitol Pressroom"

Jim Tallon, president of United Hospital Fund and a member of New York State's Board of Regents, provides insights on health care and education in a monthly guest spot on WCNY radio’s “Capitol Pressroom,” interviewed by Susan Arbetter. Podcasts on the WCNY website are available from the links in the dates below (with the starting times of Jim's segment, which typically run 12 ½ minutes, indicated next to the date):

December 18, 2015 (starts at 12:50)
Jim Tallon discusses the New York State Regents' proposed $2.4 billion increase in educatuion aid for the coming year.

April 24, 2015 (starts at 13:03)
Jim Tallon talks about teacher evaluations and related deadlines.

February 19, 2015 (starts at 36:49)
Jim Tallon explains how he would solve New York’s education funding and policy issues.

February 5, 2015 (starts at 36:45)
Jim Tallon explains why education reform will not be enough without real education investment.

January 22, 2015 (starts at 00:58)
Jim Tallon responds to the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, providing historical context, and he discusses Governor Andrew Cuomo's newly proposed education budget.

December 19, 2014 (starts at 36:53)
Jim Tallon explains school aid funding and weighs in on John King’s departure and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to reform education.

November 20, 2014 (starts at 37:42)
Following recent meetings of the New York State Board of Regents, Jim Tallon discusses a few of the topical issues, including field testing of questions on standardized tests and state educational aid considerations, including paying down the Gap Elimination Adjustment.

October 16, 2014 (starts at 36:11)
Jim explains how the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program is designed to shape health care collaboration that can reduce Medicaid costs, cut down on avoidable hospital use, and improve the coordination of care for beneficiaries.

September 16, 2014 (starts at 37:33)
Jim discusses the approved changes to health insurance rates for the coming year, the upcoming second year of enrollment through New York State of Health, and the politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

August 21, 2014 (starts at 37:21)
Focusing on education, Jim talks about the recent test results of grades 3-8 and performance differences around New York State, as well as sharing his thoughts about the future of universal pre-kindergarten.

July 17, 2014 (starts at 35:20)
Jim discusses, on health care, the implementation of the $8 billion Medicaid waiver New York has been awarded and, on education, the evolution of the Common Core in New York State.

June 19, 2014 (starts at 37:32)
Jim discusses legislative negotiations over the de-coupling of teacher evaluations from tests aligned with the Common Core. 

May 15, 2014 (starts at 37:33)
As the legislature approaches important decisions on education, Jim frames the debates in New York’s educational circles on the Common Core, standardized testing, and teacher evaluation.

April 17, 2014 (starts at 38:05)
Jim explains the federal $8 billion Medicaid waiver that New York State has been awarded.
Also on this program, Carol Levine, director of the Fund’s Families and Health Care Project, discusses findings from a report, jointly produced by the Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute, on spousal caregivers. (23:14)

March 20, 2014 (starts at 38:05)
After noting two changes in long-term trends—in the smaller numbers of uninsured and the slowed growth in health care costs—Jim discusses the progress of New York’s health insurance exchange.

February 24, 2014 (starts at 38:04)
Jim discusses education, focusing on the Common Core roll-out, and health care, explaining the Medicaid waiver.

January 16, 2014 (starts at 38:04)
Jim is interviewed about legislative discussions regarding the Common Core, as well as the latest enrollment data for New York’s health insurance exchange.

December 19, 2013 (starts at 38:05)
Focusing on education, Jim discusses New York’s state aid recommendations.

November 21, 2013 (starts at 38:05)
Jim discusses the early problems with the federal health benefit exchange, the promising early results for New York’s exchange, and the partisan politics preventing five million poor people nationwide from gaining access to Medicaid.

October 17, 2013 (starts at 38:05)
Jim weighs in on standardized testing in education, the Common Core, and teacher evaluations.

September 25, 2013 (starts at 38:07)
A week before the launch of the State’s health benefit exchange—New York State of Health—Jim answers questions about what he sees as “a big step forward in American health care.”

August 21, 2013 (starts at 1:02)
Jim focuses on nursing home trends in New York—trends that came to light from a new Medicaid Institute report.


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