Democratic lawmakers eye massive Medicaid investment
The Capitol Pressroom
The Capitol Pressroom interviews Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried following a hearing on the state’s Medicaid program.
Biden urges vaccinations for millions of newly elligible children
The New York Times
Biden’s comments came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children.
Hochul signals opposition to raising taxes
State of Politics
Increasing taxes on upper income earners could hinder the state’s economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kathy Hochul said during an event sponsored by AARP.
Big CNY medical group makes deal with Excellus so patients can see same doctors
FamilyCare Medical Group and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield have reached a new contract agreement that means the insurer’s members can continue seeing FamilyCare doctors in 2022.
Single Payer will worsen healthcare workers’ plight
Under a Medicare for All health care system, physicians and nurses would be asked to work more and would be paid less—or even nothing at all.
Labor costs driving up expenses for hospitals, physician practices
New York hospitals and physician practices have noted upticks in expenses in recent months, largely led by staffing challenges, stakeholders say.