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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.

Health Care

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.

Power List

The 2023 Health Care Power 100

New York’s leaders who are saving lives across the state.

Health Care

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.”

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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.


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.

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.