1199SEIU, GNYHA Tell Albany: Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap

January 19, 2023

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Blood Donor Awareness Month – Your Blood Can Save Lives

January 3, 2023

January is Blood Donor Awareness Month—a good opportunity to highlight the importance of donating blood and the impact it can have on saving lives. The average adult has approximately 10 pints of blood in their body. During a donation, approximately 1 pint is taken. A healthy donor can donate blood every 56 days, or donate platelets – tiny cells that help your blood to clot – as few as 7 days apart, up to a maximum of 24 times a year. There are four blood types: Type A, Type B, Type AB, and Type O. Type A has A markers,

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WE CALL ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS

December 15, 2022

Over the next decade, the country will face a serious shortage of up to 124,000 physicians – both primary care and specialty. A large number of physicians are nearing retirement age. The pandemic has made physician burnout a more serious problem than before, and physicians may decide to retire sooner rather than later. This is a serious problem in itself, but it will also weaken the healthcare system’s ability to face future public health crises.  We must ensure the best possible healthcare access and delivery for our communities and improve the diversity of our workforce in a way that can

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We call on Congress to waive the PAYGO cut

December 15, 2022

Our hospitals could face an estimated nearly $10 billion in cuts in 2021, in fee-for-service Medicare, if the Pay-As-You-Go cut takes effect at the end of this year. The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go  Act of 2010 seeks to control the effects of new legislation on the budget deficit in each calendar year, by limiting increases in spending, and reductions in revenues. To date, Congress has never allowed the PAYGO cuts to go into effect. If they did this time, it would be an additional burden on hospitals, particularly safety net hospitals which are already struggling financially, with a number of them on

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Vote Yes on Prop 1

October 20, 2022

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