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A Floor Not a Ceiling for Health Reform

Nov 09, 2009

All eyes are now on Washington’s health care reform efforts. But since the 1980s, health care reform in this country has largely been generated at the state level. There is


An Option the Public Needs

Nov 09, 2009

We can no longer view public health care as an option, it is a necessity. While Congress is bogged down in political lobbying, New Yorkers confront the "choice" between their


Fixing a Broken System

Nov 09, 2009

The national discussion of health care reform has huge implications for our state, and I believe it is critical that Congress and the president reach an agreement that moves us


New York: Model or Warning?

Nov 09, 2009

For more views on health care and New York: Fixing a Broken System: State Sen. Liz Krueger writes that New York and the rest of the country can't afford to let


New York and the Health Care Debate

Nov 09, 2009

Photo (cc) Jess J With the House having approved an overhaul of the nation's healthcare system Saturday, the action now moves to the Senate. The Obama administration and other observers


Taking the Temperature on City Health Policies

Oct 19, 2009

Photo (cc) _MaO_ This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's record in key areas. For more on the mayor's eight years,


Mentally Ill Seek More Independence

Sep 21, 2009

photo by Gail Robinson It's the simple things in life that bring Irene Kaplan a sense of joy -- things most people take for granted. Deciding when she goes to bed,