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Health Headlines for September 30, 2021

Hochul’s emergency order imposes insurer restrictions sought by hospital group

Empire Center

Buried in Governor Hochul’s emergency order on health care staffing is a temporary bar against health insurance companies challenging claims submitted by hospitals.

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State’s new health commissioner receiving warm reception

Crain’s NY

Governor Hochul’s announcement that Dr. Mary Bassett will replace Dr. Howard Zucker as the state health commissioner was well received by lawmakers and medical professionals alike.

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Hochul defends health care worker vaccine mandate

Spectrum News

Governor Hochul defended her mandate for state health care worker vaccinations, saying it was the right thing to do and that her position would not change.

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A Covid test costing more than a Tesla? It happened in Texas

Kaiser Health News

A recent report from an insurance trade association noted that “price gouging by certain providers continues to be a widespread problem.”

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