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.
Interfaith Hospital in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn has submitted a closure plan to state Health authorities. The plan gives a timetable for transferring patients and ceasing operations, but Interfaith says it can't tell the public yet exactly when it will shut down while the plan is "under review" by regulators.
The New York metropolitan area looks very different when seen from the water, especially if you are inside a small boat.
The looming closure of the hospital in the Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn comes as Long Island College Hospital, three miles away, is also close to shutting its doors forever.
State health authorities have partly approved a closure plan submitted by SUNY Downstate in its longstanding effort to shutter Long Island College Hospital.
Long Island College Hospital is in the process of clearing the Brooklyn facility of its patients.
Fred Mogul, WNYC health reporter, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Care Initiatives at Community Service Society, talk about the expected drop in prices for individuals buying health insurance in NYS when Obamacare's health exchanges go into effect this fall.
New Yorkers who have questions about navigating the state's healthcare system can call the Community Health Advocates help-line at 1-888-614-5400.
The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that the cost of individual health insurance plans in New York state will fall on average by half when a component of President Obama's health care plan goes into effect in January.
New York could become the first state to mandate that doctors make testing for hepatitis C, a deadly and widespread liver disease, a routine part of healthcare for baby boomers.
About 11 percent of New Yorkers who die have diabetes as a primary or secondary cause. That’s a proportion that’s nearly doubled over the last two decades.
State officials are creating a new identification system to help monitor the whereabouts of hospital patients and long-term-care residents during natural disasters and other large disruptions.
Love is in the air – or at least the tree tops – as 17-year-old cicadas emerge from the earth and molt and sing and mate.