Report: New York ‘particularly vulnerable’ to federal health care cuts
Albany Times Union
More than 7 million, or roughly one-third, of all New Yorkers receive health coverage through a publicly funded health plan, an increase of 57 percent from one decade ago, according to a report issued Wednesday by the state Comptroller’s Office.
Major Health-Industry Deals Move Closer to Approval
Two major health-care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according to a person familiar with the matter, a final step as the takeovers head toward completion.
Trump Administration Warns of ‘Chaos’ If Obamacare Is Blocked Too Soon
The Trump administration isn’t defending Obamacare from a legal attack that could finally slay the embattled health-care law, but the federal government cautioned Wednesday that an immediate and nationwide halt may trigger “chaos.”
Hospital groups launch own company to make generic drugs
Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices.
One-third of New Yorkers are on Medicaid, similar programs
Democrat & Chronicle
More than one-third of New Yorkers are now on Medicaid or other publicly funded health-care plans, a spike of 57 percent over the past decade, a new report found.
Cynthia Nixon on getting single-payer health care in New York: ‘Pass it and then figure out how to fund it’
In her quest to become New York’s next governor, Cynthia Nixon has advocated for a single-payer health care system in the state – something studies have shown would be a costly endeavor.