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Healthy Tips From EmblemHealth – Staying Healthy and Taking Care

July 23, 2012By Dr. William A. Gillespie, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth In keeping with EmblemHealth’s longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of New York’s working men and women, I have written Health and Wellness Tips, an article series dedicated to helping you stay healthy, get well and live better….

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Privatized Punch-Out – HHC Ignores Union Pleas

July 20, 2012By Joe Maniscalco Union fears that the Health And Hospitals Corporation is about to “destroy the village in order to save it,” fell on deaf ears on Thursday when an HHC Board of Directors committee on Medical and Professional Affairs unanimously voted in favor of a resolution privatizing dialysis services at nine more…

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A Primer On Automobile Insurance

July 19, 2012By Donnalynn Darling Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Although a large portion of our family budget goes to paying automobile liability insurance premiums, few of us truly understand the coverages we are paying for and the protection (or lack of protection) our auto policies afford our families.  Here is a brief explanation…

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HHC’s Sell Off of Dialysis Services Puts Patients at Risk

July 17, 2012LaborPress Editorial By Neal Tepel, Publisher The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) wants to sell off in-patient and outpatient dialysis services to a private company to operate at nine HHC facilities. By cutting corners to make profits for their shareholders, for profit dialysis centers are unnecessarily putting the lives of…

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Effort to Block further Dialysis Privatization Hits Fever Pitch

July 16, 2012By Joe Maniscalco Opponents hoping to stop the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) from completing the outsourcing of the system’s dialysis services are stepping up their efforts this week ahead of an important public meeting on Thursday, July 19. The HHC Board of Directors meeting at 125 Worth Street will…

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Affordable Care Act and NYS

July 9, 2012Around Town by Neal Tepel On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and most provisions as constitutional. The law requires everyone have “minimum essential coverage” beginning 2014. Under the mandate, those that cannot afford to purchase a plan would have health insurance coverage paid for almost exclusively by…

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Tapping The Power of IBM Watson Technology For Complex Cases

May 31, 2012By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Empire is looking at ways to help health care evolve, and a better, healthier, more efficient and affordable future may be just around the corner. Our parent company is teaming up with IBM to create…

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HRM Foundation Provides Lifeline to Impoverished Children

May 7, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter The HRM Children’s Foundation was incorporated in 2009 with the intent of assisting poor and underprivileged children in the Philippines. The Foundation helps house, clothe and feed dozens of needy children while arranging for their schooling. These efforts have already borne fruit with numerous young people finding a…

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4 Tips for Healthy Eating

May 2, 2012By Dr. William A. Gillespie, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth In keeping with EmblemHealth’s longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of New York’s working men and women, I have written Health and Wellness Tips, an article series dedicated to helping you stay healthy, get well and live better….

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Empire Puts the Patient in the Center of the Health Care System

March 12, 2012By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Starting this summer, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will begin to implement a new patient centered primary care strategy which will offer primary-care doctors increased reimbursements – estimated at 10% — with the likelihood of additional payments…

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