Time Warner Cable News Reporter Erin Billups brings us more on the end of year 2013.
You can't look back on health in 2013 without first talking about the October roll-out of the final piece of the Obamacare puzzle.
"We fumbled the roll out on this healthcare law," said President Obama.
The federal run health insurance exchanges were plagued with glitches; it's just now starting to turn around.
In New York the story was much different.
"Our program has actually been working well. The website has been working well," said Governor Cuomo.
Some issues have surfaced more than 100,000 New Yorkers saw their 2013 plans cancelled.
There have been some coding problems and a number of providers are taking a wait and see approach to many of the plans offered, limiting coverage options.
Still with the Affordable Care Act in play, much of the focus is shifting away from hospital based care, to community centers.
An effort to tackle the prevalence of chronic illnesses, like heart disease, proactively.
In March an American Heart Association report revealed that 75 percent of adults worldwide consume double the daily recommended amount of sodium.
In April the City Health department announced there's been a sharp uptick in the number of adults being diagnosed with diabetes over the past 20 years.
"Sugary drinks are the largest single contributor to the obesity epidemic," said Tom Farley.
The findings came as the City was entrenched in a legal battle to enact its so-called soda ban.
Ultimately the portion cap rule was struck down by the courts.
Less controversial, was the measure increasing the tobacco selling age to 21.