Your Weekly Dose of Health March 4, 2016

National News:

  • President Obama this week announced that healthcare coverage enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has the 20 million mark. The president declared the law “an overwhelming success” and slammed Republicans for repeatedly trying to repeal it.
  • One part of the Affordable Care Act expires in 2016. It’s called the Transitional Reinsurance Program, and the United Hospital Fund has written a report addressing the possible ramifications of the program’s end, and some potential solutions.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, along with NPR and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, released a poll that shows that although a majority of American’s are happy with their healthcare coverage, many also experience problems related to its costs.

New York State News:

  • Governor Cuomo on Friday announced a state investment of $1.5 billion to help fund 162 healthcare projects statewide.
  • Governor Cuomo wrote an op-ed that appeared in Newsday and the Buffalo News, which lays out his arguments for his 12 week Paid Family Leave proposal.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Manhattan Institute is holding a conference on hospital consolidation and competition in New York State at the Harvard Club on March 23. Read more here.
  • The New York State Public Health Association is holding its 65th annual meeting and conference on April 21st and 22nd. See more here.