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  • Want to fix health care?

  • FEB 20, 2018 | HEALTHCARE REFORM, INFRASTRUCTURE, NYS GOV'T, REGULATORY ISSUES, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Take this survey to shape WCA forum moderated by The Journal News

    Want to fix health care? Take this survey to shape WCA forum moderated by The Journal News

    Take the survey here and register for the forum at www.westchester.org. The forum will be March 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown.

    Journal News Westchester, lohud.com Published 7:00 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2018

    The new online survey is part of a March 21 community forum being moderated by The Journal News/lohud's health care reporter David Robinson.

    The questions touch on issues ranging from out-of-pocket costs and premiums to employer-sponsored health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. Check out how to the take the survey below.

    Answers to queries such as whether health plan coverage affects medical decisions will play a role in the upcoming forum, which is part of the All Access Healthcare Series organized by Westchester County Association, or WCA.

    The forum is titled America's Chronic Condition: The Rising Cost of Your Healthcare. The discussion will keep the basic truth that "Healthcare is Complicated!" in mind, according to Amy Allen, vice president and executive director of Hudson Valley Workforce Academy WCA.

    "There are many complex issues confronting us as we provide, consume and pay for health care," Allen said. "Now more than ever, we need to start prescribing solutions. Join the WCA as we look to tackle those issues."

    Allen described how the community will hear from experts in a balanced conversation moderated by David Robinson, who covers health care for The Journal News/lohud's investigative team.

    The experts will focus on the challenges with providing health care coverage and keeping costs down.

    "Find out what you need to know as a business owner, employee or health care provider," Allen said. "Join the discussion as creative solutions are proposed."

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  • The Region’s Top Healthcare Leaders and Key Strategists to Speak at Health Tech ’17 Conference

  • SEP 08, 2017 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Opioid Crisis, Cancer Breakthroughs, Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring, and Healthcare Policy and Its Impact on New York, Among the Cutting-Edge Topics to Be Covered


    On October 12, the Westchester County Association, the region’s premier business association, will host our fourth annual Health Tech Conference with a far-reaching series of presentations and discussions about the current trends and advancements throughout the healthcare industry. Recognized as the leading healthcare business conference in metro New York, this year’s conference -- Health Tech ’17: Driving Innovation in the Region – will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York. Conference attendees will hear from leading strategists from HANYS, Shatterproof, NewYork-Presbyterian, Aetna, the harris project, Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and White Plains Hospital, among others.


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  • A Businessman's Take on the Repeal of the ACA

  • MAY 09, 2017 | COUNTY GOV'T, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Mooney Sees Blow to the Economy if the ACA Is Gutted

    William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association, submitted the following op-ed to the Journal News. It was published on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mooney is a former banker.

    THE ACA REPEAL NEEDS A DOCTOR
    Most people are surprised when we say “Be careful what you wish for” as it relates to the repeal of the ACA, also known as Obamacare. I would say Congress should not repeal it. Coming from a businessman, that may seem surprising. So why am I being so cautious? I’m thinking of Westchester.

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  • ACA Repeal May Be on the Front Burner Again

  • APR 07, 2017 | HEALTHCARE REFORM, NYS GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • WCA's All Access Healthcare Meeting Packed as Kevin Dahill Delivers ACA Updates

    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. “

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