Health Care

Council Member Ritchie Torres has opened up about his struggles with mental health.
Corey Johnson cited depression in deciding not to run for mayor. His frankness reflects a shift.
New York State Senator David Carlucci in July this year.
Continued investment and flexibility will be important despite city and state budgetary constraints.
Will workers who contracted COVID-19 on the job receive disability benefits the 9/11 first responders do.
The state may expand disability benefits and workers compensation to those still suffering from COVID-19.
Protestors in Rochester on September 5th following the death of Daniel Prude at the hands of the Rochester Police Department.
The death of Daniel Prude in Rochester has prompted calls to reimagine mental health crisis response.
Many residents of New York’s pediatric nursing homes, who are medically fragile children under the age of 21, have been unable to see their parents since the onset of the state’s COVID-19 crisis
Disability advocates point to a nursing shortage, among other causes.
Bill de Blasio visits NYC Health+Hospitals Elmhurst.
Increased reliance on Medicaid could further increase the state’s spending, though federal aid has helped offset the burden.
Nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi  in May 2020.
Mixed messages and flimsy regulations could leave nurses and others defenseless again.
Lady Gaga is one of the performers at the 2020 MTV VMAs.
In the latest instance of COVID inequality, performers at MTV award show get special treatment.
On Thursday, it was revealed that roughly 400 of New York City’s 3,700 emergency medical services workers may soon be let go.
Without more funding, the city says it will be forced to fire 400 first responders.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens
A new Health Department report said it could be too costly to implement for some hospitals and nursing homes.