health care http://wamc.org en 7/1/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/7114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Hobby Lobby<br />Union Fees Decision<br />GM Recall<br />Immigration enforcement</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93853 at http://wamc.org 7/1/14 Panel 6/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/61714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and Times Union Assistant Managing Editor, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Iraq Update<br />SCOTUS on Online Threats<br />Baquet Cancer<br />Health Care Questions<br />Starbucks College</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92773 at http://wamc.org 6/17/14 Panel North Adams Regional Hospital Closing http://wamc.org/post/north-adams-regional-hospital-closing <p><a href="http://www.nbhealth.org/" target="_blank">Northern Berkshire Healthcare </a>has announced it will close North Adams Regional Hospital. The Board of Trustees cites a worsening financial status following Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, <a href="http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-healthcare-emerges-bankruptcy" target="_blank">financial restructuring</a> and the <a href="http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-healthcare-close-psychiatric-unit" target="_blank">closing of its psychiatric facility</a> in January.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86677 at http://wamc.org North Adams Regional Hospital Closing Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County http://wamc.org/post/healthcare-centers-expanding-saratoga-county <p>Saratoga County, home to one of the fastest growing populations in New York, is also seeing an expansion of healthcare services.</p><p></p><p></p><p>According to the most recent U.S. Census, between the year 2000 and 2010, the Saratoga County population rose 9.5 percent, from 200,635 to 219,607, outpacing many of New York’s largest cities and population centers.</p><p>With that growth has also come an increased demand for healthcare services.</p><p>In late February, Saratoga Hospital cut the ribbon at its new Milton Health Center, located on Geyser Road in Ballston Spa.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:35:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 85777 at http://wamc.org Healthcare Centers Expanding In Saratoga County Blair Horner: A Budget Issue Worth Fighting For http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-budget-issue-worth-fighting <p>There is a lot in New York State’s budget that is important. Children need schooling, the poor and the sick need to be taken care of, the roads and bridges need repair, the public needs to be protected, and the courts need to administer justice.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 85020 at http://wamc.org GOP Rival Romney: Obama Dishonest on Health Care http://wamc.org/post/gop-rival-romney-obama-dishonest-health-care <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of being "dishonest" about his health care law.</p><p>Romney says Obama knew people would lose their private insurance coverage under the law. He criticizes Obama for promising that people could keep their existing plans if they wished.</p><p>In an interview on <em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em> Friday, Romney said several times that Obama had been "dishonest." He says, quote, "What starts twisted, stays twisted."</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:35:08 +0000 Jim Levulis 77912 at http://wamc.org GOP Rival Romney: Obama Dishonest on Health Care North Adams Regional Hospital Offers New MRI Unit http://wamc.org/post/north-adams-regional-hospital-offers-new-mri-unit <p>For some, having to get an MRI can be a terrifying experience, but a hospital in North Adams, Massachusetts is trying to ease the process.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:44:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77258 at http://wamc.org North Adams Regional Hospital Offers New MRI Unit Coates: Political Divisions Harm Health http://wamc.org/post/coates-political-divisions-harm-health <p>The government shutdown and the disconnect on health care By Andrew D. Coates, M.D., F.A.C.P.</p><p>I&rsquo;d like to offer some thoughts this week about the discussion over health care in Washington. We&rsquo;re heading into the second week of the federal government shutdown, in which the right wing of Congress has demanded that President Obama step back from his health reform.</p><p>This reveals to me the shocking disconnect between the center-stage discussion in Washington and the everyday discussion we have at our kitchen tables, at our jobs, and with our friends.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Andrew Coates 75413 at http://wamc.org Outreach Begins To Help People Navigate Health Care Changes http://wamc.org/post/outreach-begins-help-people-navigate-health-care-changes <p>The state agency that administers the health insurance market in Massachusetts has launched an outreach effort to make people aware of changes that will be coming under the federal Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73202 at http://wamc.org Outreach Begins To Help People Navigate Health Care Changes Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together http://wamc.org/post/critical-decisions-how-you-and-your-doctor-can-make-right-medical-choices-together <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We welcome physician and a behavioral scientist, Dr. Peter </span>Ubel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to the show and speak with him about his book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062103822/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062103822&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0062103822" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51021 at http://wamc.org Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together