The real cost of health care in New York
Crain’s NY ($)
Rankings tout the best hospitals to receive cancer care or treatment of a heart attack. But tools are scarce for patients who want to choose a hospital based on costs.
Altered State: A checklist for change in New York State
Report: the state’s heavy taxation and regulation of health insurance makes private coverage harder to afford, pushing more New Yorkers into Medicaid.
WNY officials warn of increasing COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
Erie County and Monroe County leaders teamed up to urge the public to take precautions amid rising COVID-19 cases in the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions.
NY should ban liens on patients’ homes over medical debts
Editorial Board: While people can’t be thrown out of their homes over their hospital debts, the liens destabilize their finances, make them more vulnerable to foreclosure and lead to worse health outcomes.
New safety grades show how NY hospitals performed before, during COVID-19 panedmic
New York hospitals received mixed safety grades from a consumer watchdog group that analyzed conditions before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.