State Assembly advances New York Health Act
State of Politics
“The New York Health Act – legislation to force a Single Payer, Albany-run plan on every single New Yorker – has been a bad idea since it was first introduced 30 years ago.”
Private health plans paid hospitals 224% more than Medicaid rates
Researchers at RAND Corporation found private insurance plans paid hospitals on average 224% more compared with Medicare rates for both inpatient and outpatient services in 2020.
Op-Ed: Is my copay coupon a charity – or a bribe?
Los Angeles Times
At a systemic level, these programs create a mirage that perpetuates our system’s reckless spending: they cover up a drug’s true price, much of which our insurers pay.
New York health officials warn of seasonal flu rise amid COVID-19 surge
The increase in flu cases announced by the state Department of Health led to officials to urge New Yorkers to take similar precautions as they would with COVID-19.