Laura Nahmias

DiNapoli: State cash position is strong:

Unexpected settlements boost bottom line

Bio: Laura Nahmias reports on politics for Capital's Albany bureau.

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DiNapoli: State cash position is strong

Unexpected settlements boost bottom line

Sep. 19, 2014

 
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Federal report details hospitals' Sandy challenges

The report found New York, New Jersey and Connecticut hospitals' efforts were significantly hampered by fuel shortages, widespread power outages and the systemic failure of communications systems during and after the October 2012 storm. 

Sep. 19, 2014

 
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State health officials issue Sovaldi recommendations

The state recommended prescribing guidelines that would automatically qualify about 60 percent of New York's 57,000 Medicaid patients with chronic Hepatitis C to receive the drug. 

Sep. 18, 2014

 
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Judge dismisses residents' lawsuit against Tyre casino

A group of the proposed casino's neighbors had argued the town of Tyre improperly approved resolutions in favor of the Lago Resort and Casino. 

Sep. 18, 2014

 
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Drug board set to recommend Sovaldi rules

State health officials will issue protocols Thursday for how the state's Medicaid program will use Sovaldi, the expensive, life-saving Hepatitis C treatment regimen, amid news the drug's manufacturer will allow the creation of a cheaper generic form of the drug in India. 

Sep. 18, 2014

 
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Pot advocates meet with ‘more genuine’ Cuomo officials

Voice concerns over medical marijuana program delays

Sep. 18, 2014

 
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Cahill files internal poll with Board of Elections

After Cahill's campaign sent a memo to donors citing results of an internal poll, a Board of Elections spokesman said the campaign must share the poll's wording and results with the Board. 

Sep. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo creates disability-employment commission

The commission, made up of Cuomo Administration commissioners, will develop a set of recommendations for how to increase employment and decrease poverty by 5 percent among disabled New Yorkers, by March 1, 2015.

Sep. 17, 2014

 
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Report: Fidelis Care doesn’t allow Planned Parenthood as provider

A reproductive health advocacy group called MergerWatch says Catholic-owned Fidelis Care, which has the second-largest share of customers on New York's health exchange, should clarify to consumers that its plans don't allow Planned Parenthood as a provider. 

Sep. 17, 2014

 
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Montefiore’s Pioneer program achieves savings in second year

The medical center said it had achieved 7 percent savings in its second year participating in the federal governments Pioneer ACO program, an initiative designed to cut costs and improve health outcomes among Medicare recipients. 

Sep. 16, 2014