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Updated, 3:00, to reflect conversation with SUNY Potsdam’s program coordinator for the MS program in community health. One of the things that’s interesting about rural life is that everyone you know has the same doctor. Here in the...
I don’t often use the morning read to point In Boxers back toward NCPR’s own stuff, but this morning we have a pair of stories that give new context to the Obamacare debate as it shapes our lives locally. Julie Grant talks with one of...
Once again last week, we saw the clumsy, grinding machinery of American democracy at work. After months of debate, Congress passed a healthcare reform bill. The President of the United States signed it. Then, after states filed lawsuits, and a...
This statement was released Thursday by Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph, whose hospitals, clinics and nursing homes provide healthcare to much of the Adirondack North Country: “Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court affirms the extension of...
The 5-to-4 decision on Obamacare will resonate powerfully this summer and fall as the NY-21 congressional race unfolds, with Matt Doheny (R-Watertown) and Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) forced to get much more specific about healthcare policy. Until...
News stories tagged with "healthcare"
by Brian Mann
Feb 01, 2005 — The Adirondack Medical Center, based in Saranac Lake, is considering a partnership or a complete take-over that would keep Mercy Healthcare Center open. Go to full article
Feb 01, 2005 — The head of a New York hospital association predicts that up to 30 hospitals around the state could close if Governor Pataki's budget proposal were to become law. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2005 — A coalition of medical consumer groups says New York Health Commissioner Antonia Novello has failed to live up to a promise to cut medical errors in New York in half in five years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2004 — After consumer groups complained that uninsured New Yorkers are paying too much for their prescription drugs at some pharmacies in the state, the agency that regulates pharmacists says it's moving toward helping the uninsured shop smarter. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 02, 2003 — Citizen Action, a consumer group, says hospitals in New York aren't doing enough to help uninsured patients access charity care funds that are provided to hospitals by state taxpayers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2003 — The state's legislative leaders promised hospitals they'd get restorations of Governor Pataki's budget cuts, as the rhetoric in the budget battle heated up. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 31, 2003 — The North Country's medical industry is reacting with anger to Governor Pataki's budget proposals, unveiled on Wednesday. Rural hospitals and nursing homes face a possible cut in Medicaid payments - and millions of dollars in new taxes. As Brian Mann reports, health care officials say the budget could mean lay-offs or cuts in services. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2002 — The Pataki administration Tuesday responded to criticisms of treatment of the mentally ill at state licensed adult homes. Health commissioner Antonia Novello announced several steps that she says will improve care and punish adult home operators who violate regulations. Karen Dewitt has more on the story from Albany. Go to full article
Jun 19, 2002 — It's now up to Governor Pataki to sign the Women's Healthcare Bill, approved by the New York State legislature Monday night. The passage comes after years of contentious arguments between Assembly Democrats, and Senate Republicans, over the issue of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article