Learn which health problems the city is prioritizing with public dollars. Follow the latest on hospitals, public health, mental illness, and the push for single-payer.
The prevalence of distressed, mentally ill people on city streets has emerged as a significant challenge for the de Blasio administration. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio made national news this week when he announced that New York City would provide “guaranteed health care” to all residents, including illegal immigrants. Read More.
A large, green enclave in the South Bronx, St. Mary’s Park had been a respite for residents of a gritty neighborhood—until addicts took it over, littering it with used syringes. Read More.
The deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill that began in the 1950s continues today across New York State. Psychiatric hospitals continue to shrink the number of beds available to people with long-term serious mental illness. Read More.
Beset by hallucinations, Bronx resident Jakim Jeter pushed a commuter in front of a moving train earlier this month. Read More.
A longtime dream of New York’s progressive Left—universal, single-payer health care—could be coming soon to the Empire State. Read More.
MTA chief Andy Byford spoke out last week about how homeless people and panhandlers are affecting the subway experience for commuters. Read More.
The leading method to keep people with serious mental illness from endangering themselves or others is assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), known in New York State as “Kendra’s Law.” Read More.
While universal health care sounds good to many New Yorkers, its costs and other downsides are too significant to ignore. Read More.
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