New York’s hospitals are lagging the nation in the push to reduce readmission rates, newly released federal data show.
If President Trump follows through on a threat to halt Obamacare’s “cost-sharing reduction” program, New York has more to lose than almost any other state.
With the debate over the fate of Obamacare raging on Capitol Hill, the Slant podcast featured a health care debate of it own, over the creation a single-payer system here in New York.
Opioid prescribing rates vary widely across New York, with residents in some counties receiving three or four times as much of the potentially addictive pain relievers as in other counties.
Insurance tax credits in the U.S. Senate GOP’s health plan would have a mixed effect on New Yorkers, reducing net premiums for some young, low-income consumers shopping in the non-group market, but raising costs for older ones.
New York would pay a price for running a high-cost Medicaid program if the Senate GOP health plan becomes law.
The U.S. Senate GOP’s health bill, though pitched as more moderate than the House plan, would be harder on New York in at least one respect.
The makers of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol – whose controversial nationwide lobbying campaign was spotlighted by the New York Times last week – appear to be getting results in Albany.