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Health Headlines for December 14, 2021

Supreme Court rejects move to block New York vaccine mandate

Politico NY

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to block New York’s vaccination mandate for health care workers because it doesn’t have a religious exemption.

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A champion of liberal causes in New York to retire after 52 years

The New York Times

Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, the longest-serving legislator in state history, has been chair of the Assembly’s powerful Health Committee since 1987.

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Hochul ‘frustrated’ by the current COVID-19 wave in New York

State of Politics

Since Thanksgiving in New York, COVID-19 cases have increased by 58%. Hospitalizations due to the virus have increased by 70% since that time as well.

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White House aims to improve government’s healthcare ‘customer service’

MedPage Today

The Biden administration announced actions to improve “customer service”, including telehealth, maternity care for Medicaid beneficiaries, and healthcare services at the VA.

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COVID surge hints at true cost of “Medicare for All”

Boston Herald (Opinion)

Even more federal intervention in our health-care system could make rationing much more common — and not just the product of a public health emergency.

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