EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, today announces EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, a new initiative that will integrate the company’s resources with those in the Harlem community in an unprecedented way to achieve better health. Continue reading
Beginning this month, Continuum Health Partners and its member hospitals (in Harlem include St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center)… Continue reading
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The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today announced three of its hospitals have been designated as Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) facilities, “senior-friendly” hospitals designed to meet the special needs of hospitalized elder adults. Continue reading
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President Barack Obama resumed his push to overhaul the health care system,
telling a Congressional Black Caucus conference that there comes a time when “the cup of endurance runs over.” …
Op-Ed By Barack Obama, NYTimes
Our nation is now engaged in a great debate about the future of health care in America. And over the past few weeks, much of the media attention has been focused on the loudest voices. What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies than it does for them.
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Congressman Charles Rangel was among several local politicians to take part in a forum Saturday in Harlem aimed at promoting President Obama’s health care reform plan.
He says if passed, the president’s plan will greatly improve access to health care for everyone.
“We spend twice as much money as any other country in the industrialized world and we get lousy health care for it,” Rangel said. “We’re changing all of that. We’re going to have more primary care doctors, more nurses, more health facilities, and more preventive education so that diseases that can be avoided can be treated early on.”
At a brief press conference from the the Rose Garden on July 21, President Obama says “we are closer than ever before” to passing a health-care reform bill.
As long as some politicians can make an effort to not “score political points… We are going to get the job done,” he says.
Join President Obama Press Conference
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Time: 7:45 pm EDT
Upper Manhattan Day of Action (Pledge Project Canvass)
Join us in engaging our New York City community for our day of action to support the President’s plan to stimulate and transform America’s economy by reforming Health Care, Education and Energy policies. We will actively seek our neighbors ‘pledge’ to stand behind the key initiatives that will forever change the political discussion in America. Please bring a hard surface for writing.
Aetna kicked off a new partnership Wednesday in New York’s Harlem with Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Earvin “Magic” Johnson,