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Union members, caregivers blast state Medicaid cuts to nursing homes

State health officials say nearly all New Yorkers won't see health care premium increases through the New Yorkers have until Dec. 15 to enroll for coverage effective Jan. 1, and until Jan. 31 for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Court puts halt to New York nursing home cuts for now

A state judge has put a halt to Medicaid cuts facing nursing homes across New York. The judge's decision Thursday puts a temporary injunction on Medicaid formula changes that nursing home advocates... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Hospital group, union blame Trump tax cuts for Cuomo"s retreat on Medicaid spending

The Greater New York Hospital Association and 1199SEIU aren't pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's revised budget proposal, which stripped $550 million from state Medicaid spending. But so far the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

Hospital group, union blame Trump tax cuts for Cuomo"s retreat on Medicaid spending

The Greater New York Hospital Association and 1199SEIU aren't pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's revised budget proposal, which stripped $550 million from state Medicaid spending. But so far the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

Union members flock to Albany to urge Medicaid funding, oversight

About 300 members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East descended on the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby lawmakers about Medicaid funding and the heightened oversight of public dollars, among... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Two California wildfires destroy homes near Los Angeles, leaving at least one dead

A pair of wildfires has destroyed dozens of homes near Los Angeles, killed a man and forced some 100,000 residents to evacuate, fire officials said on Friday, days after power cuts were ordered across the state to prevent fires......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 11th, 2019

Pair of California wildfires destroy homes near Los Angeles

A pair of wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes near Los Angeles and forced thousands of residents to evacuate, fire officials and local media reported on Friday, days after power cuts were ordered across the state to prevent fires......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 11th, 2019

Burning trash sparked wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in California: fire department

Burning trash dumped by a garbage truck caused a fire that by early Friday had destroyed dozens of homes in California's Riverside County, fire officials said, as wildfires across the state led to power cuts for hundreds of thousands of people......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 11th, 2019

Study: Hawaii ranks No. 3 for most expensive nursing homes

SeniorLiving.org last Thursday released a study on The Most (and Least Expensive) Nursing Homes by State using the most recent data from a 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, ranking Hawaii's nursing homes third most expensive in America. The study foun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2019

American Airlines stops flights to Venezuela

American Airlines pilots' union told their members not to fly to Venezuela, after a State Department warning about unre.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 15th, 2019

Nurses to vote today on strike authorization

The New York State Nurses Association said it expects its members to vote to authorize a strike today. The strike would affect Montefiore, Mount Sinai and New York–Presbyterian hospitals. The union... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

State offers $35M to expand housing-support services for Medicaid members

The state is offering up to $35.5 million to reprocure and expand a rental subsidy and transitional housing support services program for Medicaid members. The Medicaid members served by the so-called... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 11th, 2019

Inadequate oversight allows poor care at California nursing homes to go unchecked, state audit finds

California health regulators have allowed po.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMay 3rd, 2018

Public advocate uses hearing on cable giants to advance bid for attorney general

The leading candidate for the state's top prosecutorial post made her case to union members at a hearing this week with an attack on two cable and Internet giants. Public Advocate Letitia James tore... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 27th, 2018

Disability advocates fear closure of specialized plan

Members of a Medicaid managed long-term care plan that specializes in treating people with physical disabilities said they fear the plan will shut down before the end of the year unless the state... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 6th, 2018

"He really laid into him:" Mass. labor leader rips DeLeo

This story was originally published on MassLive.com. A top Massachusetts union leader ripped House Speaker Robert DeLeo in front of a crowd of union members and state lawmakers, sharply voicing his unhappiness with the longtime Democrat and top le.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

In effort to exit Texas, Genesis sells 15 skilled nursing facilities

Genesis HealthCare on Wednesday completed the sale of 15 of its skilled nursing homes in Texas in a deal that is part of the Kenneth Square, Pa.-based company plan to completely leave the Lone Star State. “We are constantly reviewing our portfoli.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 3rd, 2018

NYU Langone and health care union reach tentative deal

NYU Langone Health is in discussions to rejoin the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, paving the way for an agreement with the state's largest health care union 1199SEIU, the union... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 4th, 2018

NYU Langone and 1199SEIU reach tentative deal, union says

NYU Langone Health is in discussions to rejoin the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, paving the way for an agreement with the state's largest health care union 1199SEIU, the union... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 4th, 2018

House passes bill to extend disabilities services program

The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that includes reauthorizing a Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities live independently rather than in nursing homes and other... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2018

New guides developed for family caregivers, who are responding to unprecedented demand

Aging baby boomers, longer life spans and seniors opting to age in place are creating an unprecedented need for caregivers, including untrained family members. To help them, the state and Northeast... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 22nd, 2018