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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."
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. “
On the heels of our groundbreaking conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow,” the Westchester County Association is spearheading Smart Growth to bring to Westchester County high speed broadband, innovation districts, and housing that’s affordable for the region’s workforce. To assist us, the WCA has hired Joan M. McDonald, former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, and a nationally recognized expert in economic competitiveness, sustainable development and transportation solutions, to be a strategic advisor for The Blueprint for Smart Growth.
At a joint press conference in Yonkers today, Bill Mooney, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association announced the WCA’s support of Mayor Mike Spano's bold $2 billion redevelopment plan to rebuild and renovate all 39 schools in the City of Yonkers in order to create a modern, healthy learning environment for the city’s students. Mike Spano, Mayor of the City of Yonkers, embarked on the “Rebuild Yonkers Schools” campaign in response to the school’s aging and crumbling infrastructure and overcrowded classrooms, some of which have been carved out of unused closet and basement space. Nine of the district’s schools are over 100 years old, and many others are over 75.
The future of Smart Growth in Westchester County began on April 29 in earnest as leaders from various business, government, nonprofit, and financial sectors convened at the Westchester County Association’s (WCA) sold-out conference, “Westchester: County of Tomorrow.” Provocative speakers from New York City, Austin, Chattanooga, and Raleigh explained...
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