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Crain’s New York Business: 2/4/22 Op-ed – “We Must Rebuilt the Long Term Care Workforce”

Op-ed: We must rebuild the long-term-care workforce Michael Balboni When the Covid-19 pandemic ripped through our state, it deepened a crisis that was already facing New York’s nursing homes. Prior to the pandemic, the state stopped investing in long-term care. This ill-advised decision made it harder for facilities to pay competitive wages, which in turn led to […]

Albany Times Union, November 7, 2021

OPINION “Nursing homes set to fail” Michael Balboni The state of New York can mandate the COVID vaccination for any and all involved in health care. What it can’t do is mandate that new employees join this critical workforce. The recent concerns about unvaccinated health care workers walking off the job en masse because of […]