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An Update on Advance Health Care Directives

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Drawing up the document itself is fairly simple; the more difficult part comes beforehand, including deciding what kind end-of-life care you do and don't want to receive, and who -- if anyone -- you want to empower to make decisions in your stead.

Dear New York City's Uninsured: Screw You, Love Governor Cuomo

Jeff Reichert | Posted 01.19.2015 | New York
Jeff Reichert

he ramifications of the lack of proper health care go far beyond physical pain; it affects our ability to take care of our families, our pride, our sense of identity and self-worth.

Less Is More: In Defense of Narrow(ish) Health Care Provider Networks

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.19.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

Access is an extremely important issue; having an insurance card is meaningless if you are unable to find a doctor or get care when you need it.

The True Impact of Obamacare (When it Works)

Dan Lambert | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Dan Lambert

Eventually, when it works, the Affordable Care Act will increase enrollment by the millions. Visitors to nearly topped 10 million in the first week alone, and demand is still quite high.

CARTOON: New York's Obamacare Plan The Best Thing Since The Subway?

Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

On Wednesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that health insurance premiums in the state would be cut in half in 2014, The New York Times re...

Many Hospitals Serving Needy Scroogish With Charity Care

The New York World | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

New Yorkers who get sick during the holiday season but don’t have the money to pay for a doctor may want to tread cautiously at some city hospitals....

Santa Distributing Clean Needles, Female Condoms in the Bronx

Robert Cordero | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Robert Cordero

One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.

Unexpected Consequences: Are We Ready for Them as Our Health System Changes?

James R. Knickman | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

As we work to expand access to health care and preventive services, to improve quality and efficiency, and curb costs, what might we lose? And, what might end up being better than expected?

What the Health Law Really Means for New Yorkers

James R. Knickman | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need to do a much better job of helping people understand what the health care law means for them. It's complicated, but we can give some basics, at least. Let me take a stab at answering some of the pressing questions I'm hearing over and over.

What's Next

Steven J. Corwin, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | New York
Steven J. Corwin, M.D.

The constitutional question is over. Now, hospitals and medical leaders must continue to resolve the issues of access, affordability and quality. A lot has been done but we have more to accomplish and the problems transcend politics.

Emerging From the Mess We're in: What the Feds Can Learn From New York

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Admittedly, New York State has not always been a beacon for functional politics, but when I look at what we have accomplished related to our health care spending, it is clear that New York has been a real leader.

Bloomberg Announces City's First Official Prescription Discount Card

Clinton Hill, NY Patch | McCarton Ackerman | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

An announcement in Brooklyn this morning from Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make it easier for the more than one million New Yorkers who don't have hea...

City Health Care Workers React To Reform | By Michael Mclaughlin and Edgar Sandoval | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers in the medical system - doctors, nurses and patients - sent up a cheer Sunday at the passage of health care reform. "Lives will change,...

Schumer Quiet On Health Care Bill Problems For New York | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the feds whack New York, you usually hear Chuck Schumer lead the outrage. But on health care, he's been practically mute about some mighty hits h...

NY State Hospitals Maintain High Readmissions Rate

New York Times | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hospitals in New York State are significantly worse than those elsewhere in the nation at limiting patients from having to return shortly after being ...