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Health Headlines for Wednesday, December 13

Bipartisan group of governors calls for swift CHIP reauthorization

The Hill

A bipartisan group of governors is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Canada’s Health-Care Queues


American Democrats are following Bernie Sanders in embracing single-payer health care on the Canadian model. But when they get sick, our neighbors to the north increasingly find that the only way to get “free” medical care is to wait for weeks or months.

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New York ranks as 10th healthiest state in new report

New York Daily News

The United Health Foundation released its annual report of the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the U.S. and New Yorkers aren’t doing half bad!

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UB Medical School opens with aim to be ‘catalyst for change’

Buffalo News

The University at Buffalo ushered in a new era in medical education Tuesday by introducing to the public its hallmark $375 million new medical school building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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United Hospital Fund: Small-group health insurance market in distress

Albany Times Union

New York’s small group health insurance market shows signs of distress, which could worsen under Trump administration proposals, according to a report released Thursday by the United Hospital Fund.

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Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Immigrant Access to Healthcare

New York State Assembly

According to the Office of the State Comptroller, New York State has the second largest
immigrant population in the United States with immigrants comprising about twenty-five percent
of the State’s population.

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