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Health Headlines for Tuesday, February 19

State budget director defends Cuomo’s $550 million reversal on health care


State Budget Director Robert Mujica said a decline in expected tax revenue, rising costs of health care and a challenging environment in Washington D.C. led the state last week to eliminate a proposed $550 million boost to Medicaid for fiscal 2020.

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NYU to open new medical school on Long Island

The Business Journals

New York University today announced that it is creating a new, three-year medical school on the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus in MineolaLong Island.

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From moonshot to HIV eradication


President Donald Trump’s pledge at his own recent State of the Union to stop HIV’s spread by 2030 has the potential to be a crowning public health achievement — but must overcome a lot more skepticism about his record on both health care and LGBTQ rights.

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Bernie Sanders on the issues: where he stands and what could derail him

New York Times

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces is running for president again, but this time, he isn’t the underdog.

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