Executives at health insurance giant WellPoint are predicting they will have to implement "double-digit plus" rate increases next year, demonstrating once again just how politically tone deaf and profit-obsessed they apparently are.
Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.
The Reverend Billy is particularly fond of Astor Place. He's held many protests with his activist performance group there to help raise awareness about the disappearing "mom and pop" shops, as well as businesses and establishments that made the East Village so unique in first place.
Reform advocates have long suggested that getting folks out of the ranks of the uninsured should cut down on visits to the ER for noncritical medical care. An Oregon study, which was published in the journal Science, would seem to disprove that theory.
Since Jerry Delakas' Astor Place newsstand was shut down in December, a small group of New Yorkers have been holding vigils in front of his newsstand in the hope that someone from the city bureaucracy will act on the insanity of putting a 64-year-old newsstand operator out of business.