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Medicare Chief Says Cuomo Was Wrong When He Blamed Trump for Nursing Home Catastrophe

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wrong to say his state was following the Trump administration’s guidance when ordering nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients from hospitals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma said Wednesday. “Under no circumstances should a hospital discharge a patient to a nursing home that’s not prepared to take care of those ...

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NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Uses Cooked Numbers To Defend Record On Nursing Homes

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted misleading statistics on nursing home deaths Wednesday to defend his approach to nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo has faced criticism for a March 25 order requiring nursing homes and other adult care facilities to accept recovering coronavirus patients — an order that the governor took six weeks to undo. “In general, ...

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Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Order Deleted From New York Health Department Website

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to accept recovering coronavirus patients has disappeared from the New York State Department of Health’s website. The webpage for Cuomo’s order now says the document is “not found,” though it can still be seen on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. It took the ...

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New York Sent More Than 4,500 Coronavirus Patients Into Nursing Homes After Cuomo Order: AP

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New York nursing homes were forced to accept more than 4,500 coronavirus patients from hospitals thanks to an order from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a tally by the Associated Press found. Cuomo has come under heated criticism for his March 25 order forcing recovering COVID-19 patients into New York nursing homes — a decision blamed for the state’s ...

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‘Ask President Trump’: Cuomo Blames Trump For Nursing Home COVID Deaths

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed President Donald Trump for mass deaths in nursing homes after forcing long-term care facilities to take in coronavirus positive patients. The governor of New York told reporters to “ask President Trump” about the nursing home deaths Wednesday, the New York Post reported, arguing that New York was merely following the federal government’s lead ...

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New York Started Undercounting Nursing Home Resident Deaths After Cuomo Faced Scrutiny

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The New York State Department of Health admitted that the state knowingly omitted an unknown number of coronavirus deaths from its tallies of nursing home fatalities. The state began undercounting the deaths after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced scrutiny for ordering nursing homes to accept positive coronavirus patients. Under the new rules, New York’s disclosure of nursing home deaths ...

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Cuomo Says Nursing Homes Are A ‘Top Priority’ After Forcing Them To Accept Coronavirus Patients

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that nursing homes are now the “top priority” after weeks of forcing long-term care facilities to take in coronavirus positive patients. “We now have a top priority, which we had from day one, which is our nursing homes,” Cuomo said Monday. “We were introduced to this virus in Seattle, Washington, where it ...

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Cuomo Reverses, Says Nursing Homes Can Refuse COVID-Positive Patients

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo partially reversed a March executive order Sunday that prevented nursing homes from denying admission of patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus. Patients must now test negative for the virus before hospitals can admit them to assisted living facilities, Cuomo said during an Albany press briefing Sunday. The readmission policy adopted March 25 states: “No resident ...

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Gov. Cuomo Overrules Mayor De Blasio’s Move To Close NYC Schools For Remainder Of Year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision announcement that New York City schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year. Cuomo and de Blasio are at odds over who has the authority to decide when New York City’s schools should open. De Blasio announced Saturday morning that the schools will remain closed until ...

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Cuomo: ‘We Don’t Need Any Additional Ventilators’

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the state does not need additional ventilators “right now.” In a sudden change from his pleas for ventilators for New York coronavirus patients, Cuomo told members of the press during a Monday coronavirus press conference that “we don’t need any additional ventilators right now.” “There is no hospital that needs ventilators ...

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As Andrew Cuomo Drones On And On…

Probably the last person I want to hear from at this point in time is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, but far too often, there he is on TV, droning on with choreographed hand motions, slow-speech statements and carefully enunciated words, talking about war with Trump, or flattening the new virus infection “curve statistics” and the nationalization of American hospitals. ...

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Cuomo And Trump Both Say Economic Standstill Is Unsustainable, But Differ On How Quickly To Get Back To Business

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he hopes that the U.S. will be back open for business by mid-April, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he expects a massive spike in coronavirus cases within three weeks.  Both New York-born politicians acknowledged that the economic situation is unsustainable, but they differ on how quickly New York and the ...

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