Your Weekly Dose of Health January 22, 2016
- The New York Times examines President Obama’s goal for eradicating Malaria and the current state of anti-Malaria efforts.
- Republican Senators think that the Obama Administration has mismanaged healthcare co-ops that eventually failed. Of the 23 co-ops, 12 have shut down affecting the coverage of about half a million people.
- Michigan government officials failed to take seriously the looming public health crisis caused by Flint’s poor water quality.
- Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he and his conference will work through the governor’s paid family leave proposal to make it mirror the Assembly’s version more closely.
- Politico New York catalogues some of the policy issues healthcare advocates would like to see included in the state budget before it’s finished.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his fiscal year 2017 preliminary budget presentation this week. He included $337 million in relief for NYC Health and Hospitals as well as $62 million for mental healthcare and ThriveNYC, which includes the NYC Mental Health Corps and Mental Health First Aid training.
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