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Health Headlines for February 14, 2022

Hospitals still flouting price transparency rules after Feds raise fines, report finds

Crain’s NY

The vast majority of U.S. hospitals are still not in compliance with federal price-transparency rules, a new report from a national patient advocacy group has found.

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NY Sen. Rivera eyes part of rainy day fund to bolster health care workforce

Capital Tonight

Instead of bonuses for health care workers, Rivera said he would like to spend a few billion dollars out of the rainy day fund to permanently boost salaries.

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Empire BlueCross and Empire BlueCross BlueShield expands virtual primary care, providing members increased access to affordable, convenient care

Yahoo! Finance

Empire BlueCross and Empire BlueCross BlueShield announced the availability of its virtual primary care service to eligible members in its commercial health plans

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Letter: Proposed New York Health Act would be disastrous

Daily Freeman (Opinion)

While I agree with the goal of everyone being insured, throwing out our state’s entire insurance structure and placing us at a competitive disadvantage with surrounding states is not the way to do it.

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California single payer has gone up in flames – for now. Will Progressives escape the fire storm?

Forbes (Opinion)

The unprecedented cost for a Single Payer health care system made even the staunchest advocates give state-run health insurance a second thought.

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California’s moving to expand health coverage to immigrants; what about New York?

Gotham Gazette (Opinion)

Roughly 154,000 New Yorkers are uninsured and not eligible for insurance due to their immigration status.

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