Op-ed | The city must clean up healthcare and hospitals pricing now


As Borough Presidents of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, we have the honor of representing over 8 million New Yorkers. Spanning hundreds of diverse neighborhoods, more languages and cultures than any other State, and interests more vast than Central Park, it’s hard to imagine any one issue that could be so important, so omnipresent throughout our communities that our collective conscience demands we speak out in one unified voice. But we found it: healthcare and hospital affordability.

From being a barrier to accessing affordable care to making it harder for businesses and the city to provide health coverage for their employees, unfair and unnecessary hospital pricing is a threat to all New Yorkers.