A judge has again ordered the state not to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.
With two days before New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate, a new survey says Tea Party-connected Steve Lonegan has narrowed Cory Booker's lead to 10 percentage points.
The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.
About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted not to develop their own exchange, and the federal system, healthcare.gov, has been consistently overwhelmed since October 1st, with relatively few people able to log in, create accounts, examine different insurance plans and enroll in a plan.
The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey.
New York state is giving one Long Island hospital millions of dollars to help partially open another that has been shut since Sandy, almost a year ago.
Three residents who shared their thoughts on healthcare decisions last week update us on their experiences trying to sign up for health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.
Plus WNYC Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, Fred Mogul, discusses how the exchanges are going and why some area hospitals are opting out.
Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”
The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
The closing of hospitals throughout New York City has been a contentious issue in the mayor's race so far, and will be a challenge for whoever the next mayor is. Fred Mogul, Healthcare and Medicine Reporter at WNYC and The New York Times's Anemona Hartocollis discuss the Lhota and de Blasio positions and the future of health care in New York City.
If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.
In New York and New Jersey, those hoping to log on and learn about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act may be finding that to be a challenge.
The online marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act are now up and running. The exchanges went live this morning at 8AM.
What are local governments doing to get the word out about the new healthcare law? How are states are utilizing navigators? Gina Jordan is a reporter from WLRN in Miami. Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter for OPB in Portland. Fred Mogul is a reporter for WNYC in New York City. Together they fill us in on the ways different parts of the country are preparing for the new healthcare law.
The health insurance exchanges at the core of the Affordable Care Act debut Tuesday, and some New Yorkers are eager to see what their options are in the online marketplace—while others see a potential expense they are eager to avoid.
A state judge in Brooklyn has rejected the closure of Long Island College Hospital. Justice Johnny Baynes said the state health department's decision to allow the Cobble Hill facility, known as LICH, to close is invalid. He also called state health regulations "unconstitutionally vague" when it comes to authorizing hospital shutdowns.
The administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched New York State of Health, a marketplace where the uninsured will be able to buy coverage from private insurance companies. Consumers can shop online, through phone operators or with live people who will be fanning out to various gathering spots around the state.
A Brooklyn judge is attempting to restore service at Long Island College Hospital by reversing its transfer, two years ago, from Continuum —a Manhattan-based hospital network—to the State University of New York.
With a nod toward Billy Joel and people from all ages, ethnicities, and settings from Montauk to Buffalo, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched the “New York State of Health,” a health plan marketplace for the uninsured to buy coverage from private insurance companies.
New Jersey will be getting just a fraction of the federal dollars New York is receiving for a key component of Obamacare—cadres of specially trained workers who will help consumers sign up for insurance coverage.
As two large Brooklyn hospitals get closer to shutting their doors for good, another one is closing a large family care clinic in a cost-saving move.
Brooklyn is close to losing two large and historic hospitals -- despite the efforts of community activists, elected officials, and blue-ribbon panels to keep them open.