hospitals

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

State To Reinvest Medicaid Savings On Hospitals, Health Care

New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.

02/13/2014

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Calls For New ‘Super Authority’ To Protect Brooklyn Hospitals

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday called for a “super authority” to save failing hospitals and protect health care in Brooklyn.

07/29/2013

United Hospital, Port Chester

Experts: Medical ‘Tsunami’ Will Lead To Hospital Closings In Westchester

Medical professionals in Westchester County were warning the public to brace for impact Wednesday night, as hospital closings and longer ambulance rides are apparently in our future.

04/10/2013

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Budget To Award Hospitals $675 Million For Charity Care

The state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.

03/02/2013

Ferry Crash Injuries

Getting Ferry Passengers To Hospitals Is Harder In Post-Sandy New York City

Getting the injured to the hospital after the Seastreak Wall Street ferry crash Wednesday was not as easy as it would have been before Superstorm Sandy hit Lower Manhattan last October.

01/09/2013

Mourners leave the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn. - Dec 19, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Cutting Connecticut Budget Spare Mental Health Services

Lawmakwers in Hartford have okayed a quarter of a billion dollars in budget cuts to pare down the deficit. But in the wake of the Newtown massacre, they have steered clear of any cuts to nonprofits which provide care for the mentally challenged.

12/20/2012

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Smaller Facilities Forced To Pick Up Slack For Hospitals Damaged During Sandy

From Manhattan to Queens, hospitals remained closed Wednesday night while smaller facilities are being forced to pick up the slack. A lack of space at the city’s medical facilities is leaving no room for error.

11/14/2012

Generic Hospital Sign - File / Photo: AP

US News & World Report Ranks Best Hospitals In The Country

Have you always wanted to know how the Tri-State Area hospitals stack up against the best in the nation? Well, U.S. News & World Report has released detailed rankings.

10/26/2011

Roosevelt Hospital - New York, NY - Sep 5, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NYC Hospitals Cited For Leaving Items In Patients, Using Wrong Blood

Several New York City hospitals have landed on the 2011 watch list after reporting deadly patient-safety lapses including leaving sponges and surgical instruments inside patients, according to the Niagara Health Quality Coalition.

09/05/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at a town hall meeting - Cape May, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

N.J. Supreme Court Orders State To Give Schools More Money

The New Jersey Supreme Court has rebuked Gov. Chris Christie and ordered the state to increase spending on poor schools by an estimated $500 million.

05/24/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the STAT! fundraisers for the New York City Health and Hospitals Coporation - Nov 29, 2010 - Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office

Bloomberg Announces Events To Help NYC Hospitals

It’s not exactly a bake sale, but with New York City’s treasury in tatters, Mayor Bloomberg is promoting a series of charity gatherings to raise money for city hospitals.

11/30/2010

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