Despite Gov. Kathy Hochul’s promises of transparency, the state Health Department continues responding to requests for pandemic data with stalling tactics that became notorious during the Cuomo administration.

In one striking example, the department recently responded to the Empire Center’s request for updated nursing-home fatality data with the same form letter — and the same invalid excuse for delay — that it used last year as part of what came to be recognized as a coverup.

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Bill Hammond

As the Empire Center’s senior fellow for health policy, Bill Hammond tracks fast-moving developments in New York’s massive health care industry, with a focus on how decisions made in Albany and Washington affect the well-being of patients, providers, taxpayers and the state’s economy.

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