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Health Headlines for April 2, 2020

Telehealth in New York: How telemedicine is reaching growing medical deserts in rural NY

Utica Observer-Dispatch

Like other Americans facing rising medical costs and access barriers, some upstate New Yorkers have turned to telehealth as an alternative to getting care for everything from minor conditions to specialty treatment

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New York has 6 days until ventilators run out, Cuomo says

Spectrum News

Ventilators in New York could be exhausted in six days as the state is taking “extraordinary measures” to make up the difference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday in his daily briefing.

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12 things everyone needs to know about the Coronavirus Pandemic


There are a lot of new things for the public to learn — about the virus, controlling its spread, social distancing, treating the sick, and how our governments should react to this chaotic situation

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BUdget includes MRT II-backed long-term care changes, flavored vape ban

Politico (PRO)

Adjustments affecting the state’s Medicaid global cap, long-term care program changes and regulations outlawing the sale of flavored vape products are among the many health care-related proposals New York lawmakers are set to approve as part the fiscal year 2021 budget.

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New York Governor Cuomo extends health care exchange enrollment until May 15


Enrollment in the health care exchanges has been extended by another 30 days until May 15 for people who don’t currently have health insurance. Cuomo says 96 percent of the state’s residents currently have health care coverage.

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