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These Regulations Save Lives and Jobs

April 29, 2011 By Joel Shufro Today, April 28th is Worker Memorial Day, a day on which we remember the millions of brothers and sisters, here and throughout the world, who have died as a result of a job related injuries or illnesses and when we recommit ourselves to fight for the human right of…

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New Tools Help You Get the Most from Your Health Benefits

April 21, 2011 By Tom Canty, VP & GM Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShield What’s the difference between a co pay and co insurance? What does it mean if a doctor is ‘out of network’? How does a Health Savings Account work? Understanding your coverage and benefits should be a top priority. That’s why Empire BlueCross…

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State Nurses Association Reacts to NYS Budget

April 6, 2011 The New York State Nurses Association applauds the state legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo for not including the suspension of the Nursing Care Quality Protection Act (Public Health Law 2805t) in the 2011-12 state budget. This important law protects public health by disclosing nursing quality care indicators and staffing ratios and its…

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State Budget Includes Major Health Reforms

April 2, 2011By Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Health Committee Chair The new state budget enacted this week includes major cuts to a broad range of vital programs in health, education, human services, and almost every area of public services. However, it is about as good as could be done, considering the financial, political, and legal…

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Republicans Plan OSHA Budget Cut

March 7, 2011 By Brian Naylor Congressional Republicans are promising to scrub the government for what they say are “job killing” regulations. One of their primary targets is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.

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Medicaid Redesign Team Holding Hearings

January 24, 2011 The New York State Medicaid Redesign Team, created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is conducting regional public hearings across the State. New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson serves as executive director of the Medicaid Redesign Team. Co-chairs are Michael Dowling, President and CEO of North Shore LIJ Health system, and Dennis…

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Safety Net Hospitals

Prepared by Judy Wessler, Director, Commission of Public HealthJanuary 24, 2010Follow-up data to identify those hospitals, at least in 2008, that we would label as safety-net hospitals in New York City.  This data was prepared by the Committee of Interns & Residents and taken from the 2008 Institutional Cost Reports that all hospitals in the…

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