Mather Hospital signs letter of intent to join Northwell Health

Northwell Health Press Release 07/27/2017 PORT JEFFERSON, NY — The Board of Directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY has entered into a letter of intent to join Northwell Health as part of a long-term strategy to ensure advanced healthcare for Mather’s communities and the future growth of the hospital. Based… Read More

Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to fulfill their promise of dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Seven… Read More

Senate GOP’s Fallback Plan Gains Support After Vote to Repeal Health Law Fails

Republicans pin hopes on ‘skinny repeal’ of several Affordable Care Act elements; insurers blast the proposal The Wall Street Journal By Kristina Peterson, Michelle Hackman and Stephanie Armour July 26, 2017 WASHINGTON—Senate GOP leaders picked up support Wednesday for their plan to pass a scaled-back bill to repeal a handful of elements in the current… Read More

Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Health-Care Bill With Pence Breaking Tie

Series of amendments will now be offered with final vote possible this week The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated July 25, 2017 Senate Republicans on Tuesday backed a motion that allows lawmakers to launch into debate over a health-overhaul bill, a significant victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and for President Donald… Read More

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Begin Debating Obamacare Repeal

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite… Read More

Senate G.O.P. Leaders Unveil Health Care Bill to Try Winning Over Skeptics

The New York Times By Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan July 13, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a fresh proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, revising their bill to help hold down insurance costs for consumers while keeping a pair of taxes on high-income people that they had… Read More

G.O.P. Senators Vow to Unveil Health Bill Thursday, Despite Deep Divisions

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR JULY 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, facing their restive colleagues after the Fourth of July recess, vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with a new version of their bill on Thursday and… Read More

Oscar Health to Join Humana in a Small Business Venture

The New York Times By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED JULY 12, 2017 For the last five years, Oscar Health has sought to portray itself as a new kind of health insurer, taking an approach that set it apart from its more traditional competitors. Now, Oscar plans to work with one of those rivals on… Read More

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR JULY 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The plan is separate from Republican efforts to… Read More