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Obamacare Fines Set to Hit Bronx Hospitals

Federal health care reform is forcing hospitals nationwide to drive down patient readmission rates — or risk losing Medicare revenue. Here’s a look at why and how Bronx hospitals are responding.

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Advocates stomping out South Bronx cigarette ads

Smokers in the South Bronx are still lighting up as much as ever since 2007. Are cigarette ads to blame?

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VIDEO – “God, You Are My Insurance:” An Immigrant Speaks

Illegal Immigrants were excluded from the health care reform. Manuel, a father in the Bronx is one of them. Here is his story.

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Historic student loan changes also on tap

by Ryan Tracy The bill even revamps the federal government’s system for making loans to college students.  The loans would now be given to students directly, eliminating a decades-old program whereby private banks made student loans based on a government guarantee. For more than 100 current Yeshiva University students who hold loans under the soon-to-be-ended […]

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No coverage for illegal immigrants

by Sam Fellman The sweeping health care reform bill passed by Congress will benefit many immigrants, who now qualify for tax credits and more affordable insurance. However, because it bars undocumented immigrants from the new private insurance exchanges, critics say it runs counter to the goal of greater access to health care. The city estimates […]

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Worries at Montefiore Medical Center

by Selamawit Gebrekidan At the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx there is concern that the new bill will cut in half the annual funds the hospital had received from the government for low-income patient care. The medical center expects to receive only $50 million in what is known as the Disproportionate Share Hospital fund. […]

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“This will mean less time with each patient” – Brooklyn Doc

by K. S. Nikhil Kumar A Brooklyn doctor of 25 years believes that the health care reform legislation is not the right direction to be moving in because it puts more pressure on professionals like him, instead of on the insurance industry. The number of patients will increase as a result of the reform he […]

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Nursing homes wary

by Sarah Butrymowicz It’s too soon to say how nursing homes in the Bronx – and all over the country – will feel the impact of the health care bill, but there are some causes for concern, experts say. Patrick Cucinelli, senior director of public policy solutions at New York Association of Homes and Services […]

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Newswire

  • Police seek information on driver in hit-and-run case

    After a hit-and-run in the Bronx on Monday, the police have released a surveillance video and have asked for any information on the case, NY1 News reports. A white sedan hit a 50-year-old woman on Bruckner avenue, according to the NYPD.

  • Yankee Stadium installs metal detectors

    The Yankee Stadium increased security at some of its gates on, News 12 reported on Tuesday. According to a new initiative by the Major League Baseball all stadiums are required to install metal detectors by 2015.

  • Teenagers can now serve on local community boards

    New York State recently passed a measure that allows residents as young as 16 to serve on community boards, the Norwood News reports. The bill was drafted by Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres in an effort to involve more youth in community decisions.

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