City, Health And Hospital Officials Call For NYer’s From Harlem To Hollis To Get Covered

Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, and Interim President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Stanley Brezenoff today kicked off the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue Reading →

Harlem Elected Espaillat On Republican Trumpcare Bill

Congressperson Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on today’s House vote on the Republican Trumpcare bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strip health insurance coverage from more than 24 million hard-working Americans. Continue Reading →

A Letter From Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid Director

Fellow New Yorker,

As New York’s Medicaid Director, I couldn’t be more appalled by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care plan. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement on GOP ACA Repeal Bill

Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement today in opposition to the Republican proposed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Last Day For Health Insurance Open Enrollment Under The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

By Mayor Bill de Blasio

A few weeks ago I met a man from the South Bronx named Wellington. He was diagnosed with cancer and lost his health insurance. Continue Reading →

Donald Trump Makes Surprise Call To Harlem Rev Al Sharpton

sharpton-trumpHarlem man Rev. Al Sharpton got a surprise phone call Thursday morning — from President-elect Donald Trump sources report. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Rangel Stands Up By Sitting In

By Rep. Charles Rangel

This week I have never felt more honored to be a member of the Democratic Party as we participated in a historic sit-in on the House floor against gun violence. Continue Reading →

New York Is the 2nd Worst State In The USA For Doctors

emblemhealth_whole-body-careWith National Doctor’s Day just days away and the medical profession undergoing intense change in recent years, with the Affordable Care Act, the rise of branded hospital networks and the retirement of Baby Boomers, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on the 2016’s Best & Worst States for Doctors. Continue Reading →

Report: Blacks Are Twice As likely To Have Diabetes

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The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust released Friday, September 18, 2015 the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America, an official Congressional analysis of the state of African-American health that aims to reversing negative health trends in communities of color from Harlem to Hollywood.

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Dr. Nelson Health Care Reform…What You Need To Know

By Dr. Randi Nelson

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law comprehensive health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act. Continue Reading →