Biz Council-Backed Survey Finds New Yorkers Skeptical Of Single-Payer
NY State of Politics
A poll to be released Monday backed by The Business Council found New Yorkers are leery of the creation of a single-payer universal health care system.
Trump Plan to Lower Drug Prices Could Increase Costs for Some Patients
New York Times
When President Trump unveiled his plan to lower prescription drug prices in a Rose Garden speech last month, he said he would inject more competition into the market by bolstering negotiating powers under Medicare.
Report: Hospital mergers need more public input
Utica Observer Dispatch
The public doesn’t get enough opportunity to weigh in on proposed hospital mergers, affiliations and closures in New York, according to a recently released report.
Health advocates sense momentum on Medicaid expansion
Virginia’s expansion of Medicaid this week is giving hope to advocates in other states.
Reigniting the physicians arms race, insurers are buying practices
In the turf war between hospitals and health insurers over physician practices, hospitals are winning by a long shot. But they’d be ill advised to get too comfortable.
Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.
New York nurses union unveiling $1M campaign for ‘safe staffing’ bill
New York Daily News
With the state legislative session winding down, the union representing nurses statewide on Monday will begin an ad campaign to pressure senators to pass a law requiring minimum nurse-to-patient staffing levels.