Health Care

Neil McManus
March 26, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York State Assemblyman, Michael Kearns and State Senator, Patrick Gallivan are asking state health officials to re-consider a proposed plan to consolidate the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Kearns says he believes the...
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March 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well. The measure would have repealed major parts of Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid...
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March 24, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called...
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Tom Puckett
March 24, 2017 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last August, 82 year old Ruth Murray, an Alzheimer's patient at Emerald South Nursing Home in Buffalo was killed by another resident with the same disease after mistakenly walking into his room. Friday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled a new local law requiring...
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Dave Debo
March 24, 2017 - 6:06 am
Congressman Chris Collins is painting Friday's Obamacare vote as a referendum on support for President Donald Trump, and predicts that economic benefits of the plan will create enough support that it will likely pass when voted on Friday. "Do you think you have the votes for this thing, up or down,...
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Susan Rose
March 23, 2017 - 11:43 am
Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - With a scheduled vote on healthcare legislation looming, Clarence Congressman Chris Collins is predicting passage, "This bill will pass and the intention is it will be tonight". It's a high stakes day for the GOP with a healthcare vote going to the wire. Collins' Medicaid...
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March 23, 2017 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. But Clarence Republican Rep. Chris Collins says it will pass, defiantly telling WBEN ""We...
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Tom Puckett
March 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The House is scheduled to vote on the health care reform bill today. One insurer says it's unclear how much of an impact it will have on how it covers health care. "We don't know the extent, but we know there will be an effect on health plans," says Roberta Rifkin of Independent...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government - a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "...
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March 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Outside Erie County Legislature chambers Saturday afternoon, Congressman Chris Collins joined with Erie and Niagara County officials to express support for a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act. The Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal, which was introduced...
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