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The 2024 Health Care Power 100

The policymakers and practitioners making New York a healthier place.

Albany Agenda

Hochul unveils proposal to eliminate insulin co-pays in New York

In a toned-down preview of her agenda for the year, the governor said she would aim to expand consumer protections.

Opinion

Opinion: Hochul, meet with the grieving families before you act

The governor has an opportunity to put patient safety above special interests.

Kathy Hochul

DC 37 to Hochul: Sign the Grieving Families Act

In a new letter, the state’s largest public sector union is calling on the governor to approve changes to the state’s nearly 180-year-old wrongful death law

Interviews & Profiles

State Sen. Pete Harckham on 2024 priorities

The Democrat discusses his new bill focused on creating greater accessibility for people with disabilities and other priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

Policy

Adult changing facilities are focus of bill introduced by Harckham and Rolison

The Democratic and Republican state senators are backing the “Traveling with Dignity Act” for people with disabilities.

Heard Around Town

Democrats and Republicans turn out for opening of Brooklyn facility for older New Yorkers

The new Bay Ridge Center was celebrated with a show of bipartisan support that helped make the facility possible.

Health Care

City & State event focuses on transparency to combat predatory hospital pricing

Lawmakers and industry professionals gathered at the 32BJ Health Fund’s headquarters in Manhattan for discussions on how to bring costs down for hospitalized New Yorkers.

Health Care

Filling in the gaps left by federal child care funding running out

State Sen. Jabari Brisport has reupped his Universal Child Care Act for next year.

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Interviews & Profiles

Q&A: Ron Kim’s latest update on nursing home deaths investigation

The Aging Committee chair talked about cooperating with the feds and the next steps for the 2024 legislative session.

Campaigns & Elections

New policy group spends big on D’Esposito attack ads

Formed in February, Empire State Voices has targeted several New York Republicans in swing districts – and it’s not clear who’s funding them.

Policy

DOC stopped providing tampons to detainees – despite 2016 law mandating it

The Department of Correction has a problem with menstruation, amid fears that tampons will be used to smoke drugs and menstrual cups will be used for “splashings.”

Albany Agenda

Brouk rolls out doula care proposals

A new report from the state senator recommends how best to support the nonclinical professionals who have been key to improving childbirth outcomes, especially for women of color.

Health Care

After Damian Williams’ striking comments on supervised injection sites, New York leaders are quiet

The U.S. attorney said his office is prepared to take action as the sites are in violation of state and federal law, but he declined to elaborate further.

Health Care

New York City retirees score major victory in Medicare Advantage fight

A judge blocked a planned switch of their health benefits after months of acrimony.