Health

1:55pm

Thu November 13, 2014
Health Insurance

NY Health insurance exchange open enrollment begins Saturday

 

The state health department expects 350 thousand new people to enroll in insurance through the New York State Marketplace before February 15th.

The second Open Enrollment for the state health insurance exchange begins Saturday.

Executive Director Donna Frescatore explained to reporters Wednesday the state is ready with an outreach campaign intended to bring in New Yorkers from all ages.

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9:24am

Thu November 13, 2014
Health

Gas storage project on Seneca Lake moving onto next phase

Credit Credit Doug Kerr / via flickr

 

The DEC’s “draft permit conditions”, released on Monday, propose rules that would have to be followed if the state issues a permit to Finger Lakes LPG Storage. Finger Lakes LPG, which is owned by Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners, wants to store up to 2.1 million barrels of butane and propane in old salt caverns on the western shore of Seneca Lake, in the Town of Reading.

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2:55pm

Wed November 12, 2014
Health

New Yorkers respond to a new poll on the State Health Marketplace

Credit WXXI File Photo

Last month, Harris Poll conducted an online survey of 250 New York State residents new to insurance through the state exchange.

92 percent of those polled report being somewhat or completely satisfied with their coverage.

David Sandman, Senior Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation, says they were surprised by some of the results.

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8:37am

Tue November 11, 2014
Health

More mental health screening needed for military, senator says

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 9:51 am

Marines raise a flag at Syracuse's city hall to commemorate the branch's 239th birthday, which is Nov. 10.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York’s senior senator wants members of the military screened for mental health problems more often in an effort to stem the military’s high suicide rate.

Right now, members of the armed services are screened for mental health problems before and immediately after deployment to combat zones.

"The screenings are better than nothing and they’re an important component in the military’s efforts to lower the suicide rate," Sen. Charles Schumer said. "But it’s not enough, and it fails to address some of the mental health issues in a large group of members."

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3:06pm

Fri November 7, 2014
Developing

In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 3:48 pm

Time for a replay?: Protesters waited outside the Supreme Court for decisions in June.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Once again the Supreme Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act lives or dies.

Defying expectations, the court announced Friday it has agreed to hear a case that challenges the heart of the law: subsidies that help people pay their insurance premiums. In about three dozen states, the federal government runs the online marketplaces (exchanges) where individuals can find health plans.

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