Health Care Exchange
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Those who missed out on enrolling for federal health care coverage yesterday will now have one last day to do so.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
"Health care exchanges" are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. We have a guide to what it all means.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Last week's tragedy in Connecticut has raised questions about mental health treatment, especially in children. Hear a discussion of the challenges of raising kids with mental illness and what policy changes could make it easier. Plus: Michael Moss of the New York Times on gun control's contentious history in Newtown; the future of state health exchanges; and holiday shopping, offline.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":
Legislative leaders were in high gear last night: With a Saturday midnight budget deadline starting them in the face, they got down to business, hammering out agreements on infrastructure spending; a new broadly defined commission on gambling and gubernatorial power to transfer money from one agency to another. Newsday’s Albany Bureau Chief Yancey Roy joins us with an update on where things stand.
Then, what will NOT be in the budget? Legislation to create a health care marketplace in New York. Blair Horner of the American Cancer Society will share his thoughts on what that could mean for New York as we head deeper into health care reform.
General Contractors are thrilled by the money that will be spent on transportation infrastructure. Mike Elmendorf, President & CEO of the New York State Association of General Contractors will have reaction.
Plus, Senator Liz Kruger and Senator Bill Perkins, both Democrats, want a bill currently sitting in the Senate Codes committee to be pulled off the shelf. The bill authorizes the use of deadly force in self-defense. Senate Dems say that in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting tragedy the bill invites vigilantism.
For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.
Monday, January 09, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo says creating a health insurance exchange for New York is a priority for 2012.
State-run exchanges are mandated by President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul. Exchanges would effectively make states play the role of insurance broker to help people and small businesses buy coverage from private companies.
Last year, Albany almost passed a bill that would lay the groundwork for an exchange, before hitting an impasse in the Republican-controlled State Senate. Now, New York runs the risk of having the Federal government impose a system on them--something State Senate Republicans say could cost the state up to $3.75 billion.