When the Board of Legislators approved the 99-year lease for the Westchester BioScience & Technology Center — also known as the “North 60” project —many here applauded this important milestone in moving the $1.2 billion project forward. But we’re still a long way from “go,” says Bill Mooney, WCA’s President and CEO
So, you thought the Affordable Care Act was safe for now? Wrong! According to Kevin Dahill, EVP of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), there are now taking place new “energized discussions between the Freedom Caucus and the White House to get a bill back on the floor of Congress this week. Dahill spoke at a WCA All Access Healthcare meeting yesterday that was packed with hospital and other healthcare executives and business leaders. “
As Washington D.C. churns and burns, do you find yourself glued to the tube (or phone) these days? The news is interesting, for sure. The big question is What does it all mean for Westchester? What legislation will go? What will stay?
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“Elections have consequences,” said Ken Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association at the December 9th meeting of the WCA Healthcare Advisory Board. With the threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) without an immediate replacement plan, Raske and others in the healthcare industry are predicting dire consequences. “The level of uncertainty is the highest I’ve ever seen in my career. I am deeply, deeply troubled.”