Health Care

Policy

At 57 New York hospitals, safe staffing law falls apart

Before thousands of New York City nurses prepared to strike, a new staffing law produced disagreements in about 1 in 4 New York hospitals – exacerbating a morale crisis that began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion

Opinion: Passing the Grieving Families Act will drive up insurance rates for all

The legislation awaiting Gov. Kath Hochul’s signature would be a reckless departure from the current law.

News & Politics

HIV advocates charge Hochul hasn’t delivered on promise to end AIDS epidemic in New York

A year has passed since the governor made a commitment to ending the sexually transmitted disease, and HIV advocacy groups are demanding action.

New York City

Just 40% of New Yorkers have gotten a COVID-19 booster

As COVID-19 cases climb again, the New York City Department of Health is stressing that updated bivalent boosters offer the “single greatest protection.”

Heard Around Town

Health care coalition rallying against Lee Zeldin on abortion rights stance

In an open letter, health care professionals and advocates urge New Yorkers to elect a governor committed to protecting the right to choose. They claim Zeldin fails to fit that mold.

Politics

Health departments face challenges in polio vaccination drives

Despite relatively high polio vaccination rates in New York, some stubborn gaps in immunization remain.

New York State

New York City declares state of emergency over monkeypox – what it means

The declaration is largely intended to send a message to the federal government to release additional vaccines more quickly, officials said.

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Health Care

How much would it cost for New York to insure low-income undocumented people? Depends who you ask.

The governor and lawmakers have vastly different thoughts on the price tag to expand public health care to undocumented immigrants, hindering an initiative to do so in the state budget.

Coronavirus

How does at-home testing impact COVID-19 data in New York?

While at-home tests can detect variants of the coronavirus, health officials are not officially tracking their results.

Health Care

In a letter to state leaders, unions back immigrant health care expansion

Several politically powerful unions announced support of “Coverage for All” legislation to insure low-income New Yorkers without visas, green cards or citizenship.

Health Care

Will this be the year New York extends public insurance to undocumented people?

Amid an energetic campaign to get it passed, the “Coverage for All” bill has advanced further than ever in the state Legislature.

Coronavirus

Is New York City ready to relax COVID-19 safety measures?

As New York City eases some of its COVID-19 protection measures, health experts and lawmakers look to prepare for future waves.

Health Care

As NYS removes COVID rules, health experts urge caution over new BA.2 variant

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday said the state’s hospitalization rate has dropped enough to resume elective procedures at all facilities.

Interviews & Profiles

Legislation provides incentives to address nursing shortage in NYS

The “Respect Nurses” Act offers loan forgiveness, among other benefits, to encourage New Yorkers to pursue nursing careers.