Doctors Council Letter to Gov. Cuomo

March 25, 2020 The Honorable Andrew M. CuomoGovernor of New York StateNYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: Doctors Council SEIU represents thousands of doctors throughout New York City and in other cities, counties and states. … Read More

Backup childcare option for eligible Doctors Council members – NYCDOE Regional Enrichment Centers for COVID-19

Dear Doctors Council member: Working with New York City, along with other unions and stakeholders, we can share the following information from the City about Regional Enrichment Centers, the NYCDOE’s backup childcare option for health care workers, first responders,… Read More

COVID-19 Coronavirus Hotline

A Message to our Members on COVID-19 Dear Doctor Council member: We hope you, your family and your colleagues are doing as well as possible with all that is going on with the COVID-19 response dealing with this… Read More

Vital Call to Action!

Vital Call to Action!  Please call Governor Cuomo and your NYS legislators & email your NYS legislators to tell them to reject a proposal contained in the Governor’s Budget bypassing existing due process protections for physicians and giving the State enormous… Read More

Urgent Call to Action!

Urgent Call to Action! Please call Governor Cuomo and your NYS legislators & email your NYS legislators to let them know that you object to Medicaid cuts, the impact on NYC and H+H, and that it will make it… Read More

Contract Action

Dear Doctors Council members: The time for H+H and the affiliates (Mount Sinai, NYU, PAGNY and CDA) to settle our contracts is now!  We have been in bargaining since last year and have received no substantive proposals to… Read More

Costs are going up. Consolidation is partially to blame. How will this affect patients? What affect will it have on doctors if any?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/health-care-spending-soars-in-new-york-state-11564459260

Non-Medical Switching of medicines; an innocuous cost savings for hospitals or more administrative interference with Doctors’ professional practice?

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/07/ohio-doctors-patients-frustrated-by-policy-that-requires-switching-medications-survey-finds.html

“If past is an indicator, some say hospital use will not rise under Medicare-for-All. Does this assuage doctors concerns?”

https://morningconsult.com/2019/07/22/study-aca-medicaid-medicare-expanded-insurance-yet-hospital-use-didnt-rise/

Shifting patients from the ER to Primary Care. How will it affect us as doctors? What should issues should we keep our eye on?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-hopes-to-ease-strain-on-its-emergency-rooms-11563294021