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 […]

Avoiding The Subject?

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Northeast Queens Face-off” (Queens Tribune – March 27-April 2) on my message to Congressman Steve Israel on his small business tour. I want to thank Congressman Steve Israel for the headline and his quick comeback. But regrettably he’s missing the main point. While his legislation is […]

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 […]

Moving Past Partisan Politics

To The Editor: Can we please get past the partisan politics surrounding the “Affordable Care Act,” more commonly referred to as “Obamacare”? This law… passed by Congress, signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court… would provide health insurance for more than 30 million people. The news media reports the current House of Representatives’ […]

Mount Sinai Hospital Will See An Expansion

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mount Sinai Queens hospital will undergo an expansion with a new 125,000-square-foot multi-story building that will provide one-stop shopping for coordinated medical services. The groundbreaking on Oct. 21 signified more than just a new building for the hospital, Caryn Schwab, executive director of Mount Sinai Queens, said. After serving Western […]

Time To Move Forward After Gov’t. Shutdown

To The Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was completely unnecessary. Without repealing, delaying, or defunding the Affordable Care Act, reasonable elected officials were able to avert a crisis […]

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 […]