Elder Law Seminar To Be Hosted By Flushing House

Maria Alvarez, executive director of NY Statewide Senior Action Council, will give the last of Flushing House’s “Elder Law Seminars” on Saturday, June 21. As in previous years, Flushing House scheduled three seminars for spring 2014. These seminars focused on how changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New […]

New Laws Improve Minority Healthcare

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It is not always an easy feat to walk into a doctor’s office expecting to receive affordable health care, especially as a minority. Roger Milliner, deputy executive director of marketing for MetroPlus Health Plan, said they have been working hard to provide great access to healthcare to minorities living across […]

Northeast Queens Face-off

A former Northeast Queens City Council candidate stuck his head in to an event that had nothing to do with what he complained about. Joe Concannon crashed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel’s Small Business bill tour last week in Glen Oaks. The Congressman was touring the area to announce a bill that would let businesses with […]

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Forum Features Healthcare Discussion

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left), State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and Jamaica Hospital President and CEO Bruce Flanz (right) talked about healthcare in Queens during a Black History Month breakfast on Feb. 21. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer With the recent enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the state of healthcare is a […]

How Hospitals Are Reacting To The ACA

How Hospitals Are Reacting To The ACA

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Now that registration is open and the Affordable Care Act is ramping up for 2014 and beyond, the effects of the landmark reform will begin to be felt in a broader capacity. Many of Queens’ hospitals are getting ready for the impact by changing the way they take care of […]

Seminar Seeks To Explain Healthcare Confusion

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Since Oct. 1, changes to the healthcare system have been on the minds of many concerned citizens of Queens. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) organized a forum to explain the Affordable Care Act. The informational seminar was held on Oct. 15 at the Elmhurst Hospital auditorium, in conjunction with healthcare […]

ACA Gives More Options To Students

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, many young adults were being cut out of their parents’ health plan policies because of their age. One of the most appealing aspects of the law is addressing the health insurance problems of young adults because it allows adult […]

Queens’ Biz Community Preps For ACA

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Businesses in Queens are preparing for the Affordable Care Act, which will go into effect on Jan. 1. The healthcare legislation includes provisions meant to give small business owners new options for providing health coverage to their employees. However, the law is also looking to make life easier for small […]