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NYS Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Health Care for Women

The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Unions & HMOs Lead NY Lobbying

The annual report by the state lobbying commission finds that health care groups and the unions dominated the list of the top ten highest spending lobbyists in New York last year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Funding Act Favors NYC, Critics Charge

Testimony at a New York State budget hearing focused on the recently approved health care funding act. Questions were raised abvout the plans' financing and whether it would hurt healthcare on Long Island, in Westchester and in Upstate, New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Package Numbers "Don't Add Up"

Budget experts say they're confused by the numbers in the healthcare package past shortly after midnight Wednesday. Governor Pataki says he's not concerned by the charges. He says the multi-year multi-billion dollar package will bring may good things to many New Yorkers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Passes Health Care Initiative

The New York state legislature has passed a major health care initiative pushed by Governor Pataki and backed by the influential union representing hospital workers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Smokers to Give Health Care Workers a Raise

Governor Pataki will soon present the legislature with a controversial plan that would use money from an increased cigarette tax and other sources to fund raises for health care workers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Grants Address the Shortage in Health Care Workers

Martha Foley talks with Richard Merchant about addressing the shortage of health care workers with grants to encourage careers in health care.  Go to full article

A.G. Spitzer Rules HMOs Must Explain Refusals

State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer is forcing HMOs to give patients detailed reasons for denying their requests for treatment. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Medical Center Petitions for Hospital Workforce Support

The Adirondack Medical Center is sending one of its volunteers out into the public to collect signatures to send to Congress in support of several bills addressing the nationwide hospital workforce shortage. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Area Hospitals Receive Flexibility Funds

Seven hospitals in rural communities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in financial support under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Three North Country facilities are included on the list, including Moses-Ludington Hospital in Essex County. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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