The good news is: Those brave staffers who stood their posts during Superstorm Sandy got a little recognition this week in the form of relief checks from the Foundation for Quality Care (an affiliate of the New York State Health Facilities Association). As you know, New York and New Jersey got both barrels of Sandy, and many staff have nothing left.
The foundation handed out checks to 34 staffers in the Bronx, Long Island, and Staten Island.
Foundation Senior Director Gayle Farman said her check-giving tour “was the best day of my career.”
The better news is: The work isn’t over yet. The foundation’s relief fund is open for business and will remain so for the next year. Every little bit helps.
In other news, we’re going over the fiscal cliff. Slate’s David Weigel, as ever, has the best breakdown of what happened, but readers of this blog know perfectly well why things happened the way they did.
Rumors have been afoot for awhile that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is in trouble on the Right, and most of the national media are blaming the speaker for the falling scenery. All that may be true, but readers of this blog know that Boehner was in a tough spot because both sides are entrenched.
Still, Boehner can be forgiven if he’d like a little Me Time.