Your Weekly Dose of Health August 21, 2015

Healthcare enrollment under the Affordable Care Act shot up dramatically around the April 30th deadline, according to this report.

According to this Politico article, New York State’s nonprofit regional health plans are suffering financially as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law regulations to prevent future outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease.  The new rules require all building owners to inspect cooling towers on a quarterly basis.

Governor Cuomo announced statewide emergency regulations to combat Legionnaire’s disease.

Governor Cuomo announced $2.5 million in grants aimed at providing legal services for people living with HIV/AIDs.

Step therapy, or “fail first,” bases treatment decisions on cost rather than medical necessity and ignores the safety and efficacy of certain medications for patients. Click here to learn more about step therapy.