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Medicaid in the Territories: Program Features, Challenges, and Changes

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Executive Summary Individuals born in the U.S. territories are U.S. citizens or nationals, but the territories differ from the states on key demographic, economic, and health status indicators. Most of the territories have a larger share of people living in poverty and longstanding fiscal challenges. Recent hurricanes, typhoons, and the North Korean missile crisis exacerbated […]

Survey of New York physicians shows support for aid in dying

Monday, January 28th, 2019

By NICK NIEDZWIADEK  — POLITICO 01/28/2019 05:02 AM EST ALBANY — Nearly 3 in 5 physicians in New York state support measures that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications for terminally ill patients who wish to end their lives, according to an online survey conducted on behalf of an advocacy group. Of the 601 doctors sampled, 56 […]

Has single-payer health care’s time finally come?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to back the New York Health Act. By REBECCA C. LEWIS DECEMBER 9, 2018 With their new majority in the state Senate, Democrats are finally preparing to pass long-stalled progressive legislation. Perhaps the most expansive and expensive item on the agenda – and among the most controversial – is […]

Upstate NYers medical debt mysteriously paid off

Monday, December 10th, 2018

For nearly 150 people around the NY Capital Region who’ve been hounded for years by debt collectors, the mail should have recently brought some good news. News that seemed too good to be true. If it came in a yellow envelope with a return address of Rye, New York from a group called “RIP Medical […]

In-Depth Analysis by Team of UMass Amherst Economists Shows Viability of Medicare For All

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Comprehensive plan is estimated to reduce U.S. health consumption expenditures by nearly 10 percent, while providing decent health care coverage to all Americans November 30, 2018 Contact: Robert Pollin AMHERST, Mass. – A team of economists from the University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) has found that the Medicare for All Act of 2017, […]

My newlywed wife ended her life on her terms. Brittany Maynard advocated for aid-in-dying laws

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Dan Diaz Nearly four years ago, my newlywed, 29-year-old wife, Brittany Maynard, peacefully ended the unrelenting suffering caused by terminal brain cancer, the same kind that killed Sen. John McCain. She took prescription aid-in-dying medication she obtained after we had to move from California to Oregon to utilize it’s Death with Dignity Act. […]


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

NEW HAVEN, CT – Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a Puerto Rican scientist, associate professor at Yale University and a co-adjunct professor at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, was selected last month to receive two important recognitions from of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the leading scientific agencies […]

4 Takeaways On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll, In The Wake Of Trump’s Tweet Storm

Friday, September 14th, 2018

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to challenge the official count of the number of people who died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly a year ago. “3000 people did not die” in Puerto Rico, the president tweeted. The death toll from the Sept. 20 storm, […]

Why we can’t let the GOP upend a key part of McCain’s legacy

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

BY DANIEL E. DAWES, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/01/18  Today, we laid to rest arguably one of our country’s most notable war heroes, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The past week has been filled with a number of moving tributes and in-depth coverage of his legacy on the battlefield and on the Senate floor. While our political views differed in […]

Hurricane Maria: Death toll in Puerto Rico much higher, estimated at 2,975, new study finds

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–  Hurricane Maria killed far more people in Puerto Rico than initially thought, accounting for an estimated 2,975 deaths on the island from September 2017 through February 2018, according to a new analysis. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at greatest risk of dying. The independent analysis […]

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