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Health Headlines for Friday, May 4

More Americans are going without health insurance

Money Watch

Earlier this week the Commonwealth Fund released its annual Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, and the news isn’t good for consumers struggling to afford individual health insurance coverage.

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Flu Still Widespread In New York

New City Patch

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are reminding residents that there’s still time to get your flu vaccine to protect you through the rest of thE flu season.

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Health care is broken, but some think the time is right to finally fix it


Health care is broken. It’s a common theme at conversations and presentations at conferences. That was no different this week at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Hospital operator HCA spends big to keep nurses on board


HCA Healthcare (HCA.N) is raising the stakes in a fiercely competitive labor market, pledging $300 million for employee benefits that are largely designed to attract nurses, company executives told Reuters.

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No consensus among Democrats, advocates on ‘aid in dying’ bill

Politico (subscription required)

The latest hearing on a controversial bill that would allow some New Yorkers to request aid in dying made clear that the issue is a long way from winning consensus in Albany.

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