Health care

As the city sunsets its large-scale COVID-19 outreach efforts, contact tracers reflect on two years of knocking doors.
Advocates pushed hard for these measures during this budget session and criticized Gov. Hochul for not fully funding their proposals.
CityMD and GoHealth are adding charges, while CVS will keep these services free as it hopes for a new federal bill.
Advocates for nursing home residents and the union 1199 SEIU held a press conference Friday afternoon to celebrate the rules taking effect.
New minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes were supposed to take effect in January. Hochul has already delayed enforcement three times.
The award is the result of years of arbitration between health care union 1199SEIU and home care agencies – but some labor organizers say it isn’t enough money to pay back wages.
A survey of 1,000 hospitals nationwide found that only about 14% were in full compliance with price transparency regulations — and none of the 12 hospitals analyzed in New York City and Long Island were among them.
The Fair Pay for Home Care Act, which would raise the minimum wage for home care workers by 150%, now has enough backers to pass the New York Assembly and the Senate. But Gov. Kathy Hochul hasn’t lent her support.
The report by the Office of the State Comptroller recommends new accountability measures for low-performing facilities.
As of Sunday, the hospital had only 1 in 10 beds available, and its ICU was completely full.
Aides who care for elderly and disabled New Yorkers in their homes are paid for 13 hours of each 24-hour shift — a policy that was upheld under Cuomo
Governor Phil Murphy re-declared a public health emergency this month, reactivating a law that lets inmates get out early.
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