Health Care

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Dave Debo
December 19, 2017 - 12:45 pm
(WBEN) Workers at the various private agencies that provide state services for the disabled held two rallies across New York, including one in Buffalo Tuesday to spotlight the need for a wage hike in the funding the state sends on from Medicaid. Several legislators joined with the clients and...
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Dave Debo
November 14, 2017 - 7:19 am
(WBEN) As prosecutors take Dr. Eugene Gosy of Clarence to court to answer new federal charges related to his high-volume Williamsville pain management clinic, a doctor who helped re-establish his practice says that the region still has a problem meeting the needs of patients. And in some cases, Dr...
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Mike Baggerman
October 31, 2017 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Open enrollment for health insurance in 2018 begins Wednesday and runs until December 15. "This is a chance to change insurance coverage and a chance to change insurance plans - to make it better or to diminish it depending on your particular situation- in your medical life...
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Mike Baggerman
September 22, 2017 - 2:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Members of the Community Health Center of Buffalo and the Health Care Education Project rallied in opposition of the proposed U.S. Senate health care bill on Friday morning at 1390 South Elmwood Avenue. "(The health care replacement) would be replaced with a huge backwards...
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Kalieda Health Photo
Dave Debo
September 22, 2017 - 5:49 am
(WBEN) The move of patients into the new Oishei Children's Hospital will not take place until early November, but a team of ambulances, volunteer escorts and even actors posing as patients will execute a dress rehearsal of sorts today. The 200 bed hospital on Bryant Street in the Elmwood Village is...
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Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Richard Root
August 08, 2017 - 3:18 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named a Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. They ranked 33rd among nearly 900 cancer hospitals reviewed nationwide for the annual Best Hospitals rankings. Roswell Park was also recognized as high-performing within two...
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Richard Root
July 25, 2017 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The day before Senators gather in Washington to, once again, take a vote on health care, Rep. Chris Collins says this will likely be the last vote on whether to take up healthcare reform or not this year. "I think we'll then be moving on fully to tax reform and probably won't...
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July 09, 2017 - 2:27 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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Senator Charles Schumer
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Richard Root
June 23, 2017 - 6:37 am
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - U.S. Senate Republican's draft health care reform bill was released with mixed reaction nationwide. Democrats excoriated it. The media treated it with disdain. Even some Republicans want to distance themselves from it. On the floor of the Senate, and then in a press...
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June 22, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN/AP) - Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law. The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people. It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on...
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