health care

churl / Flickr

Rural areas of the country need more doctors, and there's a federal program that seems to have made progress on that. But with the mountain of work that Congress has to do in September, it may fall by the wayside.

Cliff Owen / AP Photo

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick made headlines last year for his plan to combat the heroin epidemic. The most controversial idea is to build a supervised injection site

Bret Jaspers / WSKG

 

Sarah Harding has a police radio and a bullet proof vest. She checks in with 911 dispatch as she starts her day. 

Charles Lane / WSHU

New Yorkers who sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act exchanges for individuals will see their premiums rise by an average of 14 percent, now that the Cuomo administration has approved rate increases for insurers in the exchanges.

Part of the increase is due to worries and uncertainties over the future of the ACA, also known as Obamacare.

NazarethCollege / Flickr

Republican Congressman Tom Reed said the Trump Administration should continue to make what are known as Cost Sharing Reduction payments (CSRs). 

cogdogblog / Flickr

Planned Parenthood leaders in New York are anxiously monitoring the actions in the Republican-led Congress to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and they say in all versions, their health care centers face big reductions.

Robin Chappelle Golston with Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, the lobby group for the state's Planned Parenthood clinics, is watching the attempts to repeal and replace the ACA, also known as Obamacare, with trepidation.

She said it’s hard to follow, and she thinks that’s deliberate.

Senate Democrats / Flickr

The Senate is moving ahead on the repeal and possibly the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and policy makers in New York are bracing for the worst.

governorandrewcuomo/Flickr

The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain in Washington, and there are several scenarios under consideration.  

Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

New York’s top elected Democrats rallied against the Republican Congress’ proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, saying they will take legal action, if necessary, to stop it. 

New York National Guard / Flickr

The state’s lieutenant governor said New Yorkers should be deeply worried if the U.S. Senate approves a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Q&A on GOP Health Care Bill

Jul 10, 2017

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In New York and Pennsylvania, many millions could be affected. Use this Q&A to explore how the bill would affect you.

Loading...

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

Barb Emerson lives in a big, Victorian house with mauve-colored wood siding. It's in Gorham, New York, between Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes. And this week, she's taking care of her husband, Louis. He just had knee surgery.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr

 

Updated 3:30 p.m. ET 

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Charlotte90T / Flickr

 

 


Faith leaders from around New York came to the Capitol to gain support in the state Senate to adopt a statewide single-payer health care system. 

2018 Rates For ACA Plans May Climb Even Higher

May 23, 2017
WITF Radio

The more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians who buy insurance onhealthcare.gov can expect to pay more next year, as insurers submit their rate requests today. This is just the first step in the process. But in Virginia, insurance companies have asked to raise premiums about 30 percent for 2018 plans

Ellen Abbott / WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s (NY-22) yes vote on the American Health Care Act came down to the last minute. The deciding factor was an issue she has been intimately involved in.

cogdogblog / Flickr

   

With the House of Representatives passing a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, New York’s “Essential Plan” may be at risk. Bill Hammond, Health Policy Director at the think tank the Empire Center, joined WSKG's Bret Jaspers to explain.

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

When people in Tompkins County need help with withdrawal symptoms, they have to go elsewhere.

Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

 NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York. Reed voted for the health care bill that would repeal and replace large parts of the ACA. He also supported a previous version.

David Duprey / AP Photo

  

The House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday. The count was 217 to 213. 

governorandrewcuomo / Flickr

Some of New York’s leaders are expressing outrage over the Republican House of Representatives vote to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 

Watch Live: Congress Votes On Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

Mike Groll / AP Photo

New York has a new plan to control the prices of prescription drugs under its Medicaid program. Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance plan for people who elderly, disabled, children or poor adults.

Kim Paynter / WHYY

Unless Congress passes the Miners Protection Act by April 28, more than 2,000 retired union coal miners in Pennsylvania will lose their health care. The bill proposes to use interest from the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to shore up the health and pension funds administered by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).  

Payne Horning, WRVO

Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) hosted an opioid forum in Oswego Thursday night -- his first public event since Congress' failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He was one of more than 30 Republicans who helped sink their party's legislation last week.  

WITF Radio

While House Republicans didn't get their American Health Care Act to the floor last week, some are still waiting, and watching. Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller recently met with insurance company executives, and she says they feel that the healthcare dot gov marketplace is stabilizing. But there's uncertainty. 

Advocates from the Center for Disability Rights and other organizations are calling on local Republican congressional members to preserve critical components of the Affordable Care Act that would affect disabled populations. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - New York officials are split over the Republican's proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact the state. As the House of Representatives prepares for the scheduled vote on the legislation, state and federal leaders are fighting to sway the public to their side. 

Pages