7,000 New Yorkers Need a Kidney. New Legislation Could Make it Easier to Donate.
Two bills to incentivize kidney donations could save hundreds of lives a year – but supporters say it’s tough to get the legislature to prioritize the issue.
Abie Rohrig · November 15, 2021
Mike Lollo, a kidney donor and former NYPD detective, with his surgeon, Dr. Anthony Watkins, at Weill Cornell Medicine. | National Kidney Donation Organization
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The policy and its sudden reversal will be among Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci’s last acts.
A new letter from the federal government is energizing a push to expand health insurance for undocumented New Yorkers, but time is running out.
New York prisons may have effectively banned journalism behind bars.
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Formerly incarcerated “peers” offer drug counseling to people in county jails — when they can get in.
While the governor awaits guidance from the federal government, thousands of undocumented New Yorkers can’t afford to go to the doctor.
Hochul Ditched Promise of Health Insurance for Undocumented People. She Could Cost New York $500 Million.
The move will leave tens of thousands of undocumented New Yorkers uninsured.