LA County COVID hospitalizations reach highest number since March

LA County COVID hospitalizations reach highest number since March

THE ANGELS – The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Los Angeles County has reached its highest number since March, according to the latest state data. As of Saturday, hospitalizations stood at 402, one more than on Friday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 44, down from 47 a day … Read more

LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — With COVID-19 case numbers steadily rising — enough to push Los Angeles County into the “medium” virus risk level — the mask-wearing requirement on public transit and at transportation hubs was officially extended Friday in the county. What You Need To Know The county issued a health order in late April … Read more

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

Assembly Democrats in the Codes Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the New York Health Act to establish a statewide single-payer health care system, but not without challenges by Republicans. Democrats in the 21-member committee, excluding Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, of Brighton Beach, voted to send the measure to the Ways and Means Committee … Read more

NY advocates, pols push law to improve hospital transparency

NY advocates, pols push law to improve hospital transparency

New York lawmakers and health care providers rallied in the state Capitol on Monday to push the Legislature to pass a law to help New Yorkers determine which hospital provides the treatment they need in the last two weeks of session. The Healthcare Transparency Act, sponsored by state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, a Democrat from Queens, … Read more

NY lawmakers push funding abortion providers, nonprofits

NY lawmakers push funding abortion providers, nonprofits

New York Attorney General Letitia James and state lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to create a new program within the state Health Department to increase funding to abortion providers and nonprofit organizations as the US Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade hangs in balance. James, a Democrat, announced the legislation at her office in … Read more