Health Headlines for January 7, 2021

With new majority, here’s what Democrats can (and can’t) do on health care

The New York Times

The Democrats’ new congressional majority puts a variety of health policy ideas suddenly into reach, even if big structural changes remain unlikely.

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Illinois first in the nation to extend health coverage to undocumented seniors

HealthLeaders

Illinois recently became the first state to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors, even it they’re in the country illegally.

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High-profile health care venture backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway shutters

The Washington Post

The start-up, which promised to overhaul health care by reining in costs and improving outcomes, will shut down next month with little to show for its efforts.

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Cuomo: Feds should require international travelers to test negative for coronavirus

Times Union

New York confirmed its first case of the U.K. variant in a man who worked at a jewelry store in Saratoga Springs.

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Cuomo calls for legalizing recreational marijuana in NY

NBC New York

The governor’s new proposal calls for the creation of an ew office of cannabis management.

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