The latest news from NYSHealth.
From Common Frustrations, Some Common Ground on Health Care
In his latest blog post, NYSHealth President and CEO David Sandman highlights potential opportunities to tackle common areas of frustration for health care consumers: prescription drug prices, surprise medical bills, and a lack of price transparency.
“Health Reform Session: 2013 GIH Meeting Tidbits”
Read a blog post from HealthAffairs GrantWatch on the March 2013 Grantmakers In Health annual meeting in San Francisco. The article cites former NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman, who spoke at one of the sessions on health reform.
“A Costly Weight: Diabetes Adds 10% to All Our Health Bills”
Read a New York Post article on how the diabetes epidemic is driving up health insurance costs by more than 10 percent. The article quotes NYSHealth Senior Vice President David Sandman.
“Four WNY Counties Cited Among 22 in Need of Expanded Health Care”
Read a Buffalo Business First article on the Western New York counties with the greatest need for expanded primary care resources. The article cites a new NYSHealth-funded report issued by the Community Health Care Association of New York State. The report addresses how New York’s community health centers can expand to serve hundreds of thousands more patients annually.
New York’s Community Health Centers Could Provide One Million More Patient Visits Each Year
This first-ever plan for building the State’s community health center system projects the gains in capacity that could result from enhancing productivity and improving recruitment and retention of health care providers.
“Report: State Should Aid Community Health-center Expansion”
Read this LoHud article on a new report issued by the Community Health Care Association of New York State on how New York’s federally qualified health centers can expand to serve hundreds of thousands more patients annually. This report was funded in part by NYSHealth.
“Will Obamacare Increase Insurance Costs in New York State?”
In his Huffington Post column, former NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman takes a look at the factors to consider nationally that could cause insurance rates to go up in 2014, and whether New York is expected to see changes in the cost of health insurance as a result.