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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."
Joan M. McDonald, Project Director of the Westchester County Association’s Smart City for Gigabit Initiative, will moderate a panel “Cities Ask for Help: Managing the RFP Process” at the Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City, August 1-3, 2017 to which the WCA is sending a contingent. The summit is expected to attract 350 leaders from across the nation who either have built or are planning to build out gigabit fiber networks in their respective cities.
According to real estate developer Alex Twining, “In ten years, if we don’t have gigabit, we won’t survive.” Twining was referring to super-speed broadband, now a key component of Smart Growth, which the WCA has been championing to bring greater prosperity and a live.work.play. lifestyle to Westchester. On April 4th, Twining and thirty other business leaders attended the first community roundtable at Monroe College Barnes & Noble Bookstore in New Rochelle, organized by the WCA. This important meeting addressed “Gigabit Westchester”, a public-private partnership with Westchester’s four largest cities -- Yonkers, New Rochelle, White Plains, and Mt. Vernon...
A new Steering Committee for the Westchester County Association’s Smart Growth for Gigabit initiative was announced today by William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association.
The Committee will oversee bringing gigabit-speed broadband to Westchester, beginning with its four largest cities, by giving guidance to the effort, as well as raising seed funding to pave the way for this needed infrastructure.
The committee is comprised of “some of the most informed, respected, and enterprising individuals in our midst,” Mr. Mooney said in his announcement. Mr. Mooney said that the Committee held its first meeting and anticipates that in May, an RFP for a national consultant to assess the county’s current infrastructure, market realities, and help determine the best course of action to bring gigabit broadband into the county will be issued.
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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