Westchester Hospital Network To Shift Thousands of Retirees to Private Health Insurance
Three days before the deadline to opt out of a new health insurance plan, Westchester retirees still don’t know what’s in it.
Sam Mellins · December 3, 2021
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York | Wikimedia Commons
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, THE CITY, and The Nation.
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