Eliot Spitzer is still talking to reporters, but in the meantime, 1199 is already doing its best to pour water on his health care agenda.
An unusually harsh joint statement from 1199 and the Greater New York Hospital Association said that Spitzer’s statements were “riddled with inaccuracies” and that there is “nothing strategic or policy-minded Read More
One part of the Berger Commission’s recommendations about which hospitals should close or merge is the amount of lobbying that actually went on behind the scenes.
“Everybody knows somebody that’s either on the commission or has influence enough in Albany,” said the president and C.E.O. of one Brooklyn hospital. “Everybody has their own lobbyist and Read More
One interesting sidebar to the story of the Berger Commission’s recommendations is the amount of lobbying that actually went on behind the scenes.
The president and CEO of one Brooklyn hospital had the following take:
“Everybody knows somebody that’s either on the commission or has influence enough in Albany. Everybody has their own lobbyist and Read More
Jason Horowitz reports on the presidential dreams of Chris Dodd.
Lizzy Ratner and Azi report on the Berger Commission’s recommendations for closing and merging New York hospitals and why they are – and aren’t – a big deal.
Matthew Schuerman writes about the end of cheap rentals on the Far East Side Read More
The Berger Commission has just recommended that nine New york hospitals be closed.
At least one of the named hospitals, Victory Memorial in Brooklyn, had tried rather strenuously to avoid making the list. Here’s a contract the hospital signed with the Staten Island-based lobbying firm, the Molinari Group, home of the Read More
In proposing reforms for the health care industry, the City Council said today that insurance companies should “give back” a portion of their profits to the local communities they serve.
That’s one of the Council’s 24 recommendations.
The recommendations, politically speaking, are meant to preempt the Dec. 1 recommendations of the Berger Commission — the Read More