Medicare en Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide <p></p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer wants to increase the number of primary care physicians in the United States, particularly in rural areas like upstate New York.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56844 at Schumer wants to increase number of doctors nationwide Federal funding for ambulance services at risk <p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 48542 at Medicare open enrollment deadline approaches <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:04:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47044 at Three upstate NY regions have low Medicare costs <p>Parts of upstate New York are spending less on Medicare than other regions of the U.S., according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine.<br><br>The study analyzed health care spending, utilization and quality in more than 300 cities nationwide. Three upstate New York cities ranked among the lowest 20 spenders. Syracuse ranked 19th, while Buffalo ranked fourth. Rochester was found to have the lowest Medicare spending in the country. Its costs per beneficiary was $174 a month lower than the study's median.<br> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:57:08 +0000 Catherine Loper 41901 at Privatizing aged care is controversial, as counties feel the financial pinch <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Civil Service Employees Association, or <a href="">CSEA,</a> is currently involved in several law suits across New York state with counties, including Onondaga County, that are trying to get out of the business of running nursing homes. Now Ontario County may now face legal action from the union over its decision to put its county-run <a href=";ID=335564&amp;loc=14424&amp;lat=42.8343683&amp;lng=-77.3094674&amp;AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1">nursing home</a> on the market. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:02:46 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36714 at Medicare advocates worried about possible costs to seniors <p>Medicare will look different a year from now, as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.&nbsp; But, Medicare advocates are worried about some potential changes to the program that pays for health care for the elderly. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:41:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29126 at Oneida County Democrats endorse Dan Lamb <p>Democrat candidate for Congress Dan Lamb was in Utica Friday to accept the endorsement of several Oneida County politicians. The first-time candidate is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Richard Hanna in the redrawn 22nd district, which covers an area including the eastern half of Oswego County south through Binghamton. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:45:32 +0000 Catherine Loper 28243 at