Policy

A lack of transparency surrounds rising Medicaid costs in New York.
The state was quietly busting through its self-imposed Medicaid spending cap – and that was before the pandemic struck.
The rates of people suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other mental health issues increased steadily across the state last year.
The state’s residents are dealing with heightened levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse – with too few resources available to them.
A woman gets a vaccine at the NYCHA vaccine site on Nostrand.
Experts say outreach efforts have to accelerate alongside increases in supplies.
City & State and Type Investigations spent more than a year investigating long-standing concerns about the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Internal whistleblowers say a branch of the state Department of Health was reluctant to penalize accused physicians.
Vaccine syringes
Each day New Yorkers line up outside of clinics and hospitals hoping to get an unclaimed dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their eligibility.
Governor Cuomo at Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on April 12th.
A complete picture of nursing home deaths and other pandemic data is crucial, public health experts say.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that sports arenas in the state can reopen at 10% capacity
Cuomo wants to use 15-minute tests to reopen stadiums, resume in-person weddings and bring back Broadway.
New Yorkers getting vaccinated at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
New York has opened up eligibility to another group of people.
A woman gets vaccinated at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
New research shows how New York might be able to save a mountain of vaccine doses for others.
Some courts have found that Cuomo’s policies unfairly treated some groups differently than others without sufficient justification for doing so.
The lawsuit over prisoners not being vaccinated is just the latest COVID-19 policy accused of unequal treatment.
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