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Health Headlines for November 4, 2021

Democratic lawmakers eye massive Medicaid investment

The Capitol Pressroom

The Capitol Pressroom interviews Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried following a hearing on the state’s Medicaid program.

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Biden urges vaccinations for millions of newly elligible children

The New York Times

Biden’s comments came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children.

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Hochul signals opposition to raising taxes

State of  Politics

Increasing taxes on upper income earners could hinder the state’s economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kathy Hochul said during an event sponsored by AARP.

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Big CNY medical group makes deal with Excellus so patients can see same doctors

FamilyCare Medical Group and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield have reached a new contract agreement that means the insurer’s members can continue seeing FamilyCare doctors in 2022.

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Single Payer will worsen healthcare workers’ plight


Under a Medicare for All health care system, physicians and nurses would be asked to work more and would be paid less—or even nothing at all.

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Labor costs driving up  expenses for hospitals, physician practices

Crain’s NY

New York hospitals and physician practices have noted upticks in expenses in recent months, largely led by staffing challenges, stakeholders say.

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