Spamdex - Spam Archive

Report spam

Send in your spam and get the offenders listed

Create a rule in outlook or simply forward the spam you receive to

Also in

POLITICO New York Health Care: Kratom legislation; De Blasio's health savings

Dear readers: POLITICO New York Pro subscribers receive an enhanced version of this email at 5:30 a.m. each weekday. If you'd like to receive it, along with a customized real-time news feed of New York health care policy news throughout the day, please contact us at and we'll set you up for trial access.

written by Dan Goldberg

KRATOM WARS Legislators in New York have proposed banning the sale of kratom, a herbal drug that became popular for heroin users going through withdrawal.

TO REDUCE COSTS, CITY WILL INCREASE COPAYS — With an eye toward changing employee behavior, the de Blasio administration and the Municipal Labor Committee have agreed to increase copayments for some health care services while decreasing others, hoping city workers will make more efficient use of the health care system.

...Incentivizing choices, if it works, will pay dividends in the future. In the short term, the city is accumulating savings by making employees contribute more in the form of higher co-pays. It’s essentially the “skin in the game” argument that many health economists favor.

SHARE ME: Like this newsletter? Please tell a friend to sign up. Give them this link:

AND MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW Josefa and me on Twitter @J__Velasquez & @DanCGoldberg. And for all New Jersey health news, check out @katiedjennings

PAY ATTENTION TO THIS The New York Court of Appeals upheld a state rule requiring health workers wear a mask if they forgo a flu shot during flu season.

BASSETT’S OPINION — New York City health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett wrote a letter to the editor explaining why she believes Texas’ abortion law, which is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, should be overturned.

...Here is John Oliver’s take on the abortion case:

NOW WE KNOW — Dr. Alan Cooperman, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says women don’t need to urinate immediately after sex, and can cuddle for a bit — if they like.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU: This roundup is for you, so please tell us how we can make it even better. Send tips, news, ideas, calendar items, releases, promotions, job postings, birthdays, congratulations, criticisms and corrections to

THEY KNEW — A factory responsible for tainting water in sburgh notified the state Department of Environmental Conservation in 2005 that it had discovered PFOA in groundwater, the Albany Times Union reported Friday. At the time, state officials told the paper, PFOA was not a regulated chemical, and it did not trigger any alarm. The revelations come as POLITICO New York reported that officials at the state health department knew PFOA could be in water in sburgh in 2014 — after the federal Environmental Protection Agency had raised concerns about the toxicity of PFOA — and that the DOH suggested a delay in reporting pollution results in the village of Hoosick Falls.

OSCAR, OSCAR — I’ve been asking readers what they think the end-game is for Oscar investors and have gotten many thoughtful responses. One reader compared Oscar’s valuation to the rise of Donald Trump. Does it make sense on paper? No, but people who hate the status quo are willing to bet on the alternative without asking too many questions. If you have any thoughts on what Oscar investors expect, email me at

CHECK THIS OUT — The Manhattan Institute is hosting a conference March 23 on hospital consolidation and competition in New York State. Distinguished health care experts, from academia, business, and nonprofits, will examine various tools that policymakers can use to deliver better outcomes across New York’s vast health care ecosystem, including regulatory reforms to boost competition, better state and federal antitrust oversight, and value-based purchasing strategies.

...I’ll be moderating the first panel and want to know what you think I should ask and/or discuss. Email me at

MISSING IN ACTION — Dozens of diagnostic and treatment facilities in New York are past due for state inspections, according to the Daily News.

FINANCES — New York Methodist Hospital reported an operating gain of $80 million for the year 2015, down 20 percent from the same period in 2014. Revenue increased 1.5 percent year-over-year, according to the hospital's most recently released financial statements. Expenses increased 4.3 percent. Read the full report here:

NATIONAL RESOURCE NETWORK, NYU PARTNER TO LAUNCH LOCAL HEALTH DASHBOARDS — The National Resource Network and NYU on Thursday announced the creation of a new initiative to track city health outcomes, starting with four pilot cities — Flint, Michigan; Kansas City, Kansas; Providence, Rhode Island; and Waco, Texas.

ACROSS THE RIVER: The city of Elizabeth is one of a growing number of municipalities challenging the property tax exemption of local nonprofit hospitals.

PHARMA REPORT: The Wall Street Journal reports: “Perdue Farms Inc. plans by June to eliminate antibiotics used in chicken it sells as nuggets and strips in supermarkets across the U.S., significantly escalating a nascent industry response to concerns about such use.”


-ZIKA SPREADING — The Wall Street Journal reports: “Reports of people sickened by Zika virus are growing quickly in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, illustrating serious challenges posed by frequent travel to and from regions affected by the virus.”

-DON’T DO THAT — Salah Sood, a former manager at an assisted living facility, was indicted Thursday on federal charges arising from a scheme to open credit card accounts using the stolen identity information of senior citizens who were in his care.

-THE DOCTOR IS COMING — Dr. Phil, who is not a medical doctor or a licensed psychologist, is the new paid pitchman for AstraZeneca, according to “The spokesperson for the campaign said Dr. Phil wouldn't be talking about the drug per se, but will be accompanied by a medical doctor who will surely fill in any blanks. That doctor happens to be on AztraZeneca's payroll too.”

TODAY'S TIP — Comes from Johns Hopkins Medicine: “It's easy to think the worst with a bad headache: Could it be a brain tumor?”


-JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS — Why is it so easy for people to inflict pain on others just because someone told them to do it? According to an article in Current Biology is is because when someone gives us an order, we feel less responsible for our actions. In fact, this study showed people feel that there is a longer time lag between their action and the outcome. They essentially removed themselves from the harm even in a temporal way.

MISSED A ROUNDUP? Get caught up here: 2/26, 2/25, 2/24, 2/23, 2/22

================================= 2016 POLITICO, LLC POLITICO New York Health Care To unsubscribe, click here. 1000 Wilson Blvd., 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209


All titles, content, publisher names, trademarks, artwork, and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. All rights reserved. The Spam Archive website contains material for general information purposes only. It has been written for the purpose of providing information and historical reference containing in the main instances of business or commercial spam.

Many of the messages in Spamdex's archive contain forged headers in one form or another. The fact that an email claims to have come from one email address or another does not mean it actually originated at that address! Please use spamdex responsibly.

Yes YOU! Get INVOLVED - Send in your spam and report offenders

Create a rule in outlook or simply forward the junk email you receive to | See contributors

Google + Spam 2010- 2017 Spamdex - The Spam Archive for the internet. unsolicited electric messages (spam) archived for posterity. Link to us and help promote Spamdex as a means of forcing Spammers to re-think the amount of spam they send us.

The Spam Archive - Chronicling spam emails into readable web records index for all time

Please contact us with any comments or questions at Spam Archive is a non-profit library of thousands of spam email messages sent to a single email address. A number of far-sighted people have been saving all their spam and have put it online. This is a valuable resource for anyone writing Bayesian filters. The Spam Archive is building a digital library of Internet spam. Your use of the Archive is subject to the Archive's Terms of Use. All emails viewed are copyright of the respected companies or corporations. Thanks to Benedict Sykes for assisting with tech problems and Google Indexing, ta Ben.

Our inspiration is the "Internet Archive" USA. "Libraries exist to preserve society's cultural artefacts and to provide access to them. If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, it's essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world." This is our library of unsolicited emails from around the world. See Spamdex is in no way associated though. Supporters and members of Helping rid the internet of spam, one email at a time. Working with Inernet Aware to improve user knowlegde on keeping safe online. Many thanks to all our supporters including Vanilla Circus for providing SEO advice and other content syndication help | Link to us | Terms | Privacy | Cookies | Complaints | Copyright | Spam emails / ICO | Spam images | Sitemap | All hosting and cloud migration by Cloudworks.

Important: Users take note, this is Spamdex - The Spam Archive for the internet. Some of the pages indexed could contain offensive language or contain fraudulent offers. If an offer looks too good to be true it probably is! Please tread, carefully, all of the links should be fine. Clicking I agree means you agree to our terms and conditions. We cannot be held responsible etc etc.

The Spam Archive - Chronicling spam emails into readable web records

The Glass House | London | SW19 8AE |
Spamdex is a digital archive of unsolicited electronic mail 4.9 out of 5 based on reviews
Spamdex - The Spam Archive Located in London, SW19 8AE. Phone: 08000 0514541.