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NYC wins key decision in plan to make Medicare Advantage plan mandatory for retired city workers

NYC wins key decision in plan to make Medicare Advantage plan mandatory for retired city workers

Mayor Adams’ administration won a key decision Thursday in its effort to move thousands of retired New York city workers into a highly controversial privatized Medicare Advantage plan. The decision, by an independent arbitrator overseeing the health care dispute, appears to pave the way for the administration to implement the Medicare Advantage plan as the …

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NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, 'rookie' Adams on the ropes

NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, ‘rookie’ Adams on the ropes

Elections have consequences, but some of those consequences can have a strange and intriguing afterlife. Take the results of a new poll from Siena on Governor Hochul. She won her election last month by a relatively narrow margin of just under six points, but now trails her defeated Republican opponent in a favor contest. According …

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Anthony Almojera: I'm a paramedic from NYC.  I have never witnessed a mental health crisis like this

Anthony Almojera: I’m a paramedic from NYC. I have never witnessed a mental health crisis like this

There are New Yorkers fuming around street corners and collapsing on sidewalks next to overloaded handcarts. They can be friendly, angry or suspicious. For me and my colleagues, they are patients. I’m a paramedic lieutenant with the Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Medical Services, and it’s rare to go a day without being called to …

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