Cuomo’s budget props up popular health insurance plan threatened by Trump cuts
A popular health insurance plan in New York that looked like it might be doomed by federal funding cuts will survive under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget.
New York: Taxing Health Care To Pay For Health Care
American Council on Science and Health
A number of unions and activist groups are worried that New York is receiving less money due to changes in the Federal government’s cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) (1), and others are concerned that New York will burn through its Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reserves, unless Congress comes to a budget agreement by tomorrow.
Syracuse kids’ vaccination rate among highest in nation, study shows
Syracuse has one of the highest childhood vaccination rates in the nation, according to a study.
Hospitals face ongoing financial, regulatory challenges
Buffalo Business First
As Western New York hospitals and health systems head into 2018, they’re making changes to address challenges ranging from shifts in reimbursement models, physician shortages, cuts in funding and executive orders in Washington related to insurance coverage.
Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports
New York Times
The percentage of young adult women who filled prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder has increased more than fivefold since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.
Hospitals: Care continues to migrate to outpatient settings
Area hospitals had more than 1.2 million outpatient visits in 2016, compared to 166,000 inpatient discharges. The contrast mirrors an ongoing national trend toward patient care in less expensive outpatient settings.