New York’s About to Face Some Hard Choices on Health Care
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — December 8, 2019 — The recent hair-pulling about the state budget is old news and something new. It isn’t a budget deficit. That term applies to the current budget and no one is saying that we’re currently running red ink at that level. It is a projected gap next year between currently anticipated revenues and currently …

Richard BrodskyNew York’s About to Face Some Hard Choices on Health Care
By RICHARD BRODSKY

Gerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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Kingston, NY, September 9, 2010 — A statistically meaningless increase in August private sector jobs data “eased recession concerns,” Bloomberg reported on September 3.  Private sector jobs gains came in 27,000 above the consensus forecast of 40,000. We see the touted jobs gain as nothing but statistical noise.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 95 percent confidence interval in reporting …

eHeziGerald Celente’s Trend Alert: Market Self-Deception Continues on the Flimsiest of Excuses BY Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Current Commentary: The End Of Our Company-Paid Health Insurance BY Larry M. Elkin

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For 15 years, I have taken pride in paying the full cost of health insurance for every full-time Palisades Hudson employee who wanted it. This month marks the last time I will do that. Beginning in October, our 20 employees will make their own decisions, and their own arrangements, regarding health coverage. They can stay on our company’s plan, but they will have to …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The End Of Our Company-Paid Health Insurance BY Larry M. Elkin

BREAKING NEWS: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center of Yonkers Signs Contract to Purchase St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester of Harrison

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Yonkers, NY, August 19, 2010 —  Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (St. Joseph’s)(pictured) of Yonkers, New.York, today signed a contract to purchase St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester of Harrison, New York, from Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (Saint Vincent’s).

eHeziBREAKING NEWS: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center of Yonkers Signs Contract to Purchase St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester of Harrison

$251 Million Plus in Alleged Medicare False Billing Leads to Yonkers BY Hezi Aris

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Additional Arrests, Charges, and Execution of Search Warrants Conducted in Miami; Baton Rouge, LA.; Brooklyn, NY; Detroit; and Houston, TX Washington, DC, August 13, 2010 — It was on July 16, 2010 the  United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York divulged  ninety-four people had been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than …

eHezi$251 Million Plus in Alleged Medicare False Billing Leads to Yonkers BY Hezi Aris

Stellaris Health Network and Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield Resolve 4 Months’ Standoff.

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GREENBURGH, NY, August 4, 2010 — “Great news!”, exclaimed Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner when he advised Stellaris Health Network and Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield had resolved their 4 months’ old stalemate. “You now have access to White Plains Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, Phelps and Northern Westchester Hospital again,”exclaimed Supervisor Feiner, “if you are enrolled in the Empire health …

eHeziStellaris Health Network and Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield Resolve 4 Months’ Standoff.

Feiner Requests Meeting with Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield President for Deniel of Medical Care at Local Hospitals

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GREENBURGH, NY, July 26, 2010 — Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner today divulged that hundreds of Westchester County employees were being denied medical care because of a breakdown in negotiations between Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield and Stellaris Health Networks. Supervisor Feiner points out that employees and local government are paying for insurance so they can access Lawrence Hospital …

eHeziFeiner Requests Meeting with Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield President for Deniel of Medical Care at Local Hospitals

Astorino Directs Department Heads to Develop Plans that Cut 20 Percent

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 WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 21, 2010 — Six months into 2010, the projected deficit for next year remains enormously high  despite ongoing efforts that have shaved off more than $36 million, County Executive Robert P. Astorino said today.

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Chaplain Charles Ignatius Appointed Director of Pastoral Care for Schervier Nursing Care Center

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Clockwise from left: Chaplain Charles Ignatius, Director of Pastoral Care; Ed Aguado, Assistant Director of Nursing; Karen Wilson, Vice President of Nursing; and Sr. Joan Bronson in the Sacred Heart Chapel of Schervier Nursing Care Center. RIVERDALE, NY, July 16, 2010 —  Bon Secours New York Health System / Schervier today announce the appointment of Yonkers resident, Chaplain Charles Ignatius …

eHeziChaplain Charles Ignatius Appointed Director of Pastoral Care for Schervier Nursing Care Center

New York Civic Apartment of Mental Health BY HENRY J. STERN

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 City Budget: Agreement; State Issues: Unresolved; Court Decision to Raise Mental Health Expense      Today is Friday, June 25, 2010. Day 86 without a budget.      86 – to ignore, cancel or get rid of, with prejudice; 86 – atomic number of radon, working our way up to uranium, which is 92. (July 1)      Mayor Bloomberg …

eHeziNew York Civic Apartment of Mental Health BY HENRY J. STERN