Rep. Adriano Espaillat holds Town Hall on future without Obamacare

By Leslie Gersing, President, Skylight Video Productions | February 19, 2017

Rep. Espaillat’s February 18th town hall meeting in Washington Heights drew an overflow crowd. The line of snaked around the corner. First-term Congressman Espaillat (D-NY), a Dominican-born immigrant, represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, one of the nation’s poorest. The Affordable Care Act has enabled many constituents to get health insurance coverage for themselves, their kids and even adult children (through age 28). Importantly, many gained health insurance through the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid. Changes proposed by Republicans and the new Administration threaten as many as 20% of the district’s residents, according to one estimate.

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Video: Medicare Ambulance Fraud

By Leslie Gersing, Producer

Emmy-nominated investigation produced by Leslie Gersing at WCBS-TV; co-reported and narrated by Mike Taibbi. Airdate: October 6, 1995. This investigation began in 1994 and led to two reports for WCBS-TV (in February 1995 with Arnold Diaz reporting, and October 1995) and helped lead to the December 2002 sentencing of Hugh Nastasi to 6.5 years in prison and a $57 million in restitution for defrauding Medicare since 1994 through his undisclosed ownership and operation of Dell and Metro 1 ambulance firms.

It also led to a $2.85 million settlement with Steve Zakheim’s ambulance firms and Medicare in 2010.

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