Two proposals in Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State would constitute the most significant expansion of New York’s health plan for low-income individuals in years.
Kim accuses the Chinese-American Planning Council of rampant wage theft—and, in coordination with 1199SEIU, of blocking workers’ access to the courts.
In the latest of a series of steps Hochul has taken to change the direction of drug policy, doctors will no longer have to ask insurance companies for permission to prescribe opioid use disorder medications to Medicaid patients.
Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly-privatized health insurance until June 30, the judge ruled
Guides sent to a quarter million retired city employees contained false information on the availability of dozens of treatments under the new plan.
Three days before the deadline to opt out of a new health insurance plan, Westchester retirees still don’t know what’s in it.
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.
More than 50 retirees said they opposed the plan. Zero said they supported it.
The union’s focus on direct action reflects skepticism that an incoming staffing law will significantly increase staffing ratios.
A judge’s decision delays the Oct. 31 deadline for former city employees to decide whether they want to move to private Medicare Advantage or pay for alternatives.
Uncertainty about coverage and costs under Medicare Advantage has a quarter million former city workers on edge. Two lawsuits seeking to block the move are slated to be heard in court Wednesday.
With thousands of officers not coming into work, incarcerated people aren’t getting escorted to their medical appointments, a New York Focus investigation finds.
City leaders have awarded a contract to provide city retirees private Medicare-like insurance to a corporate coalition termed “The Alliance.” Former public workers worry their coverage may change.
This year, state legislators passed major bills in response to the overdose crisis. Will Cuomo sign them?
DSA organized against a fracked-gas plant in Astoria. Now Schumer is getting involved.
Chemical industry lobbyists are aggressively fighting a bill that would ban the use of toxic flame retardants—including by placing stories in local news outlets with quotes from a tenant organizer who says she didn’t speak to them.
A quarter million retired city workers could be left with bigger health insurance bills and fewer doctor choices under a city plan to change their health insurance.
The major provisions of New York’s 2021 budget.
He committed three years ago to supporting safe injection sites for drug users — then reversed course, activists say. Now, they see a new chance to pressure the embattled governor.
A 2011 rule prevents New York from adequately funding Medicaid, advocates say. This year’s budget could see it repealed.