Health Headlines for March 25, 2021

Biden extends enrollment period for Affordable care Act until August 15

Axios

A special ACA open enrollment period put into place due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended for a second time.

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Survey finds opposition to health care taxes in New York

Spectrum News

Nearly 80% of New Yorkers oppose increasing taxes on health insurance and assessments to close the State Budget gap.

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How Medicaid and education spending are pushing New York to the brink

Empire Center

New York has the country’s highest per-pupil K-12 spending and highest per-capita Medicaid spending.  

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Another Voice: HealthNow-Highmark deal shortchanges WNY

The Buffalo News (Opinion)

The amount pales in comparison to similar deals within New York State that have been approved by the New York Department of Financial Services.

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Single Payer bill could fix COVID inequities, advocates say

Capital Tonight

The proposal would cost billions of dollars, swell the size of the state budget and would reorganize the health care sector in the state.

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Biden expands ‘Obamacare’ by cutting health insurance costs

ABC News

President Joe Biden pledged that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act.

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