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: De Blasio subpoenaed; TB cases at an all-time low

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 Josefa Velasquez

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING — City Comptroller Scott Stringer subpoenaed the de Blasio administration for documents related to lifting deed restrictions on a Manhattan building, netting the owner, a private nursing home operator, $72 million in profit. City Hall has complied with the subpoena and turned over all documents the comptroller is seeking, a spokeswoman said.

RISK-BASED CONTRACTS — EmblemHealth will announce Friday a new contract with Northwell Health, which moves the state’s largest private health provider down the path of risk-based contracts, the type so favored by state policymakers and beloved by insurance executives. The specifics of the contract are closely guarded but what is known is that this will be a two-year contract covering roughly 170,000 Emblem members.

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

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

NEW TB CASES HIT RECORD LOW — The number of new tuberculosis cases in New York City fell to 577 last year, a new low, according to a report from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There were, however, 104 American-born New Yorkers who contracted TB, up from 87 in 2014, the first time that number has increased since 1992. It was not immediately clear why that number shot up and the health department is considering several theories, including the possibility that children contracted TB while traveling overseas to visit relatives, or those relatives brought TB with them when visiting children in the city.

...The Journal New reports: “Several students at two Nyack schools were exposed to a person with infectious tuberculosis, Rockland health officials told parents Wednesday. All students who were exposed to the infected person at Nyack Middle and Liberty Elementary schools have been identified and given information about TB testing, according to a letter from Dr. Anil Vaidian, an infectious disease expert and director of Disease Control & Prevention for the Rockland Department of Health.”

NOW WE KNOW — If you suffer from road rage or tend to “snap,” you may have cat poop to blame. According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, intermittent explosive disorder (IED) — which is defined as “recurrent, impulsive … outbursts” of anger has been linked to toxoplasmosis, a parasite commonly associated with cat feces. Twenty-two percent of people with IED tested positive.

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

RESTORING CUTS — With eight days until a state budget is due, the chancellor of the State University of New York and a union representing mostly college professors are pressing the Legislature to restore a proposed cut to SUNY hospitals floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. As part of his executive budget proposal, Cuomo cut a state subsidy to SUNY hospitals from $88 million to $69 million. But the state Senate and Assembly, in their one-house budget proposals, restored the funding.

ON THE RISE — With school districts’ ability to raise taxes limited in 2016-17, health care premiums are expected to rise 6 percent statewide, according to a New York State Association of School Business Officials report released Thursday. District spending on health care reached approximately $6 billion in 2015 — nearly 10 percent of total school spending, according to the report. Read the report here:

FINANCES — Catholic Health Services of Long Island reported an $86 million operating gain for 2015, up from $62 million one year ago. Catholic Health Services is made up of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, as well as a chain of nursing homes and continuing care facilities.

EXPANDING — Fidelis, one of the state’s largest insurers, is expanding, according to the Albany Business Review.

DON’T DO THAT — A Mount Sinai emergency room doctor who was charged with ejaculating on the face of a patient and sexually abusing three others told investigators he masturbated in a lounge at the hospital and semen may have accidentally transferred onto the woman’s face or blanket, according to court documents released Thursday.

MAKING ROUNDS — Jamie Arnold has been named the communications and marketing officer for Syracuse-based St. Joseph’s Health. He had previously served as the corporate communications manager at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, a medical diagnostic device company.

GRANT LAND — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded the GNYHA Foundation a Phase II award under the CMS Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents.

MERGERS — A report from United Hospital Fund examines the proposed mergers involving four of the nation's five largest health insurance companies — Anthem and Cigna and Aetna and Humana — and how they will affect New York’s health insurance market. “Although the market concentration issues are perhaps less critical in New York than in other states because of the size of the companies involved and their respective lines of business here, there are many other issues to consider as well, starting with whether to hold a public hearing.” Read the full report here:

ACROSS THE RIVER: The Medical Society of New Jersey filed an amicus brief Thursday in a lawsuit brought by a group of hospitals to reverse the state Department of Banking and Insurance’s decision to approve Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s OMNIA tiered health plans. “We filed this brief because we firmly believe physicians and patients deserve transparency about how tiering determinations are made,” Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ, said in a statement. Read the brief here:

PHARMA REPORT: Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes Seconal — a drug commonly prescribed by physicians to aid patients who want to end their lives — doubled the drug’s price last year, just one month after California lawmakers proposed legalizing aid-in-dying.

-$200 MILLION FOR MERCK — A federal jury in California ordered Gilead Sciences Inc. to pay Merck & Co. and a partner $200 million for infringing two Merck patents in a case involving Gilead’s two blockbuster drugs for treating hepatitis C, according to The Wall Street Journal.

-RULES OF THE ROAD — POLITICO reports:The FDA today began laying out guidelines to help generic drug makers develop abuse-deterrent opioids. The agency will evaluate generic copies of branded drugs that are formulated to make the pills harder to crush, dissolve or otherwise abuse. But abuse-deterrent technology requires substantial investment, and the generic industry has been waiting for direction on how to get drugs approved.” The guidance:


-BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT Cutting government spending is bad, especially if it hurts seniors, retirees and union members. As POLITICO New York reported earlier this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to meet with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell to lobby against proposed cuts to the Employer Group Waiver Plans, also known as EGWP (egg-whip). Now, Republicans are calling for the cuts to be scrapped. House Speaker Paul Ryan and five other leading Republicans are asking the Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to scrap planned cuts to Medicare Advantage's retiree plans. Read their letter:

-LATEST PREDICTIONS — In 2026, 15 million Americans will be eligible to receive Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. That means in 10 years, 69 million Americans will receive Medicaid benefits.

...The report also said the Affordable Care Act will cost the federal government far less money over the next decade than the Congressional Budget Office had originally anticipated before the law's passage. Some of that is because of the slowdown in health care spending and because fewer people enrolled in the exchanges than was originally assumed. From 2016-19, the CBO now estimates that Obamacare's health insurance will cost $466 billion, a 25 percent reduction from the agency's original estimate. Six years ago, the CBO projected that the provisions of the law, related to health insurance, would cost $623 billion over that same time period.

-AN INTERESTING MODEL — Kaiser Health News reports: “Healthy Indiana pushes Medicaid’s traditional boundaries, which is why it has the attention of other conservative states. The plan demands something from all enrollees, even those below the poverty line. The poorest Hoosiers can get coverage with vision and even dental benefits, but only if they make small monthly contributions — ranging from $1 to $28 — to individual accounts similar to health savings accounts.”

-NFL CONCUSSION RESEARCH DEEPLY FLAWED — An investigation by The New York Times found the N.F.L.’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known.

-REGRETS? HE’S HAD A FEW — Former U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, a member of the chamber’s Finance Committee when the Affordable Care Act was being negotiated, regrets prescription drug coverage isn’t part of Obamacare.

-TRACKING ZIKA — Brazilian and British researchers estimate a single traveler in the second half of 2013 brought Zika to the Americas.

TODAY'S TIP — Comes from the Community Healthcare Network: “In order to maximize wellness and achieve a healthy work-life balance, remember to take time for yourself every day — even if it’s only for a few minutes. Read a book or magazine, watch your favorite TV show, or enjoy a bubble bath.”


-WHAT’S THAT, YOU SAY? — Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center say mice lacking the PTCHD1 gene are more easily distracted, leading them to suspect this gene plays an outsized role in the brain’s ability to sort necessary sights and sounds from distractions, according to a press release from Langone.

-YIKES — Less than 3 percent of Americans meet the basic qualifications for a “healthy” lifestyle, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found.

MISSED A ROUNDUP? Get caught up here: 3/24, 3/23, 3/22, 3/21, 3/18

================================= 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.