NY officials, advocates argue over wage increase to avert home care worker crisis
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.
Feb 9, 3:25 PM
NJ Watchdog Says State Should Bar Poorly-Rated Nursing Homes From Medicaid
The report by the Office of the State Comptroller recommends new accountability measures for low-performing facilities.
Feb 2, 10:01 AM
Following Pandemic Battle, Brooklyn Hospital Moves Forward With Plan To Cut 200 Beds
The partial closure was supposed to take place last July at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, but was delayed due to the high demand for hospital beds after the city began its battle against COVID-19.
Jun 29, 2021 12:01 PM
State Budget Scraps Health Care Cuts To At-Need Hospitals Hit Hard By COVID
It is one of many victories progressives have claimed in the $212 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.
Apr 9, 2021 11:20 AM
Eyeing Medicaid Cuts, Cuomo Puts His Stamp On A $3 Trillion Stimulus Bill
A new $3 trillion stimulus bill introduced this week by Democrats in the House of Representatives could mean that Cuomo may get his way on cutting Medicaid.
May 15, 2020 11:59 AM
Cuomo Won't Back Down On Medicaid Cuts—Even If It Means Spurning Billions In Coronavirus Aid
The governor’s position has perplexed some lawmakers and public health experts, who say all he would have to do is delay implementation of some of his proposed Medicaid reforms.
Mar 31, 2020 12:14 PM
De Blasio Goes To Albany To Fight Cuomo's Budget Cuts: "Raise Taxes On The Wealthy"
"Go raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers so people can have healthcare."
Feb 11, 2020 9:52 AM
President Trump's 2021 Budget Proposal Seeks More Detention Beds, Cuts To Food Stamps And Medicaid
The proposed budget will increase spending on the military and border security, part of Trump's second-term priorities.
Feb 10, 2020 3:12 PM
State Lawmakers Pan Cuomo’s Plan To Cut Medicaid Costs, Saying It Lacks Transparency
"We get it that there is a crisis here and that we have to work together to solve it. The best way to do that is to actually be on the same page.”
Jan 30, 2020 3:14 PM
De Blasio's NYC Budget Braces For Massive Medicaid Cuts, 'Longer Wait Times'
Health + Hospitals already faces $30 million in Medicaid cuts after a 1 percent rate cut.
Jan 17, 2020 4:30 PM
Excelsior! New York Will Start 2020 $6 Billion In The Hole
Should revenue be raised elsewhere through more taxes on the rich? Will a Democratic-controlled government be forced to make cuts to cherished programs?
Dec 19, 2019 12:07 PM
City Cautions Immigrants: Don't Rush To Drop Benefits For Fear Of Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule
'People are voluntarily giving up thousands of dollars worth of food when they're desperately poor because [they think] the alternative is having a parent deported.'
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 3:19 PM
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