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Health Headlines for December 23, 2021

Record number of Americans sign up for ACA health insurance

Kaiser Health News

A record 13.6 million Americans have signed up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, with nearly a month remaining to enroll in most states.

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FDA authorizes Merck antiviral COVID pill for certain high-risk adults


U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.

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Hochul: Millions of at-home COVID tests coming to New York residents, schools

State of Politics

The state is providing 5 million tests to residents by December 31. Two million of them will be sent to county school districts.

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NY Assemblyman Gottfried on progressive politics and his last big push for the NYHA

Capital Tonight

The long-time chairman of the  Assembly Health Committee, Richard Gottfried, was first elected to his seat in 1970 and has represented the west side of Manhattan ever since.

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