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Astoria Panel on Health Care Issues

ASTORIA – The Greek American Homeowners Association dedicated their November 4 general meeting to a timely presentation on healthcare. The panel discussion at its headquarters that began at 7 PM was titled “Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.

The members of the panel included Minna Elias, representing Congresswoman C arolyn Maloney, Fay  Kozas, Karen Schwab, Exec. Director, Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens and George Alexiou.

The program included the perspectives of both patients and healthcare providers.

New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas was present, as was City Councilman-elect Costas Constantinides.

Schwab spoke about the importance to Astoria of Mt. Sinai and the expansion and modernization it is currently undergoing, for which ground was broken on October 21, 2013.

George Alexiou, the president of the Association, expressed his satisfaction with the project, which will cost $125 million.




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