NYC selects Anthem for retirees’ coverage – after feds sue over alleged fraud

The healthcare insurer that the city recently chose to provide medical coverage for 275,000 retired workers is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department for overcharging Medicare by millions of dollars. The Manhattan US Attorney’s Office brought the civil-fraud suit against Anthem in March 2020, and the case is still pending. But that did not … Read more

NY pol Phil Ramos compares charter school expansion to pandemic

A Long Island lawmaker likened the spread of charter schools to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in a bizarre rant at an NAACP-sponsored event, The Post has learned. State Assemblyman Phil Ramos went off during his virtual testimony at the education forum on Jan. 24. “I am in vehement opposition to charter schools. From what I’ve … Read more

Chuck Schumer announces Senate vote on $ 50B USPS upgrades

Federal legislation dedicating tens of billions in funding over the next ten years to the chronically cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will get a Senate vote Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Sunday. The Senate vote Monday night will come after on Tuesday the House by a wide margin approved the equivalent measure to provide USPS … Read more