The Realities of Single Payer

Everyone deserves access to high quality health care. But a single payer system? That’s bad for New Yorkers.

The New York Health Act would wipe out our current system and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all approach to care. Meaning, politicians and government bureaucrats decide what’s covered, and what’s not!

To learn more about the Realities of Single Payer, check out this podcast featuring CDPHP director of strategic communications, Ali Skinner.

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Five Out-of-the-Box Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner—are you ready? If not, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Mom. Brunch is nice and flowers are sweet, but why not shake it up this year? This Mother’s Day, give her an experience she’ll remember. Whether she loves to pamper herself at the spa or would rather lace up her hiking boots and get outside, the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, and North Country offer exactly what Mom wants.

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step into national parks

Step into National Parks

The first U.S. national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established by Congress in 1872 and is known worldwide for its colorful hot springs and the Old Faithful geyser, which shoots water 100 feet into the air. While Yellowstone is the most famous national park, there are so many more amazing parks to explore and experience!

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Putting Herself First

One Mom’s Commitment to Better Health

Since 2010, I’ve been a proud team coach of Arterial Motives for the American Heart Association’s Capital Region Heart Walk & Run. I walk alongside my family and friends in memory of my dad and grandfather, as well as in honor of several loved ones who have overcome heart disease. I walk with my uncle who received a new heart two years ago. continue reading →

12 Cool Parks and Playgrounds in the Capital Region…And Beyond

Whether we like to admit it or not, we are living in a technology-crazed world. I knew I was in trouble when my not-even 2 year old learned how to scroll through Facebook on my iPhone! The good news is that we reside in an area where we can take kids to do many cool things that don’t involve media, including going to fun local parks and playgrounds. Not only is it a great way for kids to burn off energy, but they’re also free, and there’s bound to be one near you. continue reading →

How to Use Your Plan to Help Your Health and Your Wallet

As embarrassing as this is to admit, before working at CDPHP, I really had no idea how my health insurance company could help me with my health. All I knew is that I paid a bill each month, then I’d have health care coverage when I needed it – that was about it.

Now, as a CDPHP employee, my eyes have completely opened to all of the “extra” programs and services that members have access to. Health insurance companies have come a long way over the years. They aren’t here to only help you when you’re sick, but they’re here by your side when you’re healthy, too. With CDPHP health plans, members can receive gym reimbursements, video chat with a doctor from the comfort of their home, get discounts on prescriptions at the pharmacy, join a step challenge, and even try an African dance class!

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