1199 fills 17K-seat arena for budget rally in Albany
Health care workers called for higher reimbursement rates and funding for safety net hospitals – while rapping with hip hop legends.
Opinion: NY can provide health care to undocumented immigrants and still save the state $500 million
Both can happen with passage of the Coverage for All bill.
Dozens of free mobile COVID-19 testing sites to close
New York City Health + Hospitals said they are “rightsizing” their mobile Test to Treat units amid low levels of COVID-19 transmission.
NY Senate considers doula support to improve birth outcomes
The professional birth care providers testified about how they can be empowered to help more women in New York.
Opinion: Medicaid prescription changes threaten patients and safety net providers
The federal 340B drug pricing program that serves low-income and underserved patients is about to be stripped of funding which may reduce STD and COVID-19 treatment services in New York.
The 2023 Health Care Power 100
New York’s leaders who are saving lives across the state.
Will Hochul come around on supervised injection sites?
The governor didn’t talk much about addiction services in her State of the State, but advocates are pushing her to allow more facilities for medically supervised injection of illegal drugs.
Heard Around Town
NYC politicians back nurses on first day of strike
Over 7,000 nurses walked off the job at Mount Sinai and Montefiore Monday
What you need to know about NYC retirees’ health care fight
The city is set to move forward with a long-sought switch to a privatized Medicare Advantage plan, but city retirees are still looking for a way to keep their current coverage.
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: 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.
32BJ Health Fund conference tackles uncontrolled hospital pricing
The fall event gathered legislators, national experts and healthcare leaders.
Health departments face challenges in polio vaccination drives
Despite relatively high polio vaccination rates in New York, some stubborn gaps in immunization remain.
Heard Around Town
Mondaire Jones critiques Dan Goldman’s moderate stance on health care reform
A recent debate highlighted more differences in the 10th Congressional District race.
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.
New York City has struggled to get COVID-19 antiviral treatments to residents quickly
The treatments need to be taken soon after a positive test in order to be effective.