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To the editor: It is concerning that our federal government is consistently working to privatize Medicare and Medicaid in spite of the many reports by attorneys general offices documenting private insurance refusing to pay claims and denying authorization for services that would be paid under Medicare, and overcharging the government for millions of dollars. more
Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, whose district covers Marble Hill and upper Manhattan, finally introduced a bill on Jan. 4 to clear the way for Mayor Eric Adams’ push to move thousands of the city’s retirees to a cost-savings privatized health care plan. more
Every evening listening to the news, I am bombarded by advertisements leading me to believe that Medicare Advantage is a Medicare program.  Alert! Medicare Advantage is not traditional Medicare. more
In 2007, I began my career as a New York City public school special education teacher right here in the Bronx. more
To the editor: In 2019, Medicare quietly launched a scheme called “direct contracting,” allowing insurance companies to control the health care of tens of millions of traditional Medicare and Medicare supplement beneficiaries. more
To the editor: Both DC37 and the United Federation of Teachers are urging their members to contact the city council to amend the city’s administrative code. The proposed amendment, which does not yet have a sponsor, would weaken health insurance protections for both municipal retirees and in-service employees. more
Eric Ulrich resigned from his position as commissioner of the city buildings department last week after his phone was seized by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as part of an investigation into mob-related illegal gambling operations. more
To the editor: (re: “Retirees fear supplemental insurance switch,” Sept. 29) Forcing retired municipal workers into a for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan is cost-cutting for who?  more
Martha Frazer, 79, recently underwent heart surgery. “I had an angiogram, and they said I had to have open heart surgery. Triple bypass. Almost immediately,” she said. “It was urgent.” more
It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective. more
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