Dr. Zucker gets grilled by lawmakers, but dodges toughest questions on COVID-19 response in nursing homes
After debate about whether it would actually happen- New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker took lawmakers questions on Thursday for more than five hours. The questions were taken as part of a hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s handling of ... MORE
INVESTIGATION: What role did lobbying play in preventing critical nursing home bills from getting through legislature?
“In today’s regulatory environment, health care providers are forced to navigate within a labyrinth of complex governmental regulations, and one wrong can carry drastic consequences.” The coronavirus pandemic clamped down on Albany last summer, bringing most policymaking and lobbying to a halt ... MORE
Visitation at nursing homes in New York is going to remain limited for now, state officials said on Wednesday. Calls have been growing for increased visitation at long-term care facilities. They have effectively been on strict lockdown of visitation – with limited ... MORE
The Cuomo administration is refusing to release a full count of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes for another two months, until March 22nd. In a letter to the Empire Center on Wednesday, the Health Department claimed that it needs a further nine ... MORE