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Health Headlines for November 29, 2022

Hochul approves measure to prevent medical debt garnishment
State of Politics

Health care providers will be preventing from placing liens on homes or garnishing wages in order to collect outstanding medical debt under a law approved by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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City must pay entire cost of municipal retirees’ supplemental health plans, judge rules
Crain’s NY

NYC must pay the entire cost of any health insurance plan municipal retirees select in the latest installment of the city’s attempt to privatize insurance for more than 200,000 retired workers.

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Flu hospitalizations increase nearly 30% as U.S. enters holiday season

The Flu has hit unusually hard and early this season. Flu activity normally picks up after Thanksgiving, but hospitalizations were already at a decade high in early November.

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9 New Yorl hospitals fall short on giving back to community: report
Becker’s Healthcare

Nine New York hospitals out of a study of 21 are failing to invest in their communities in an amount equal to the tax breaks they receive on a federal, state and local level.

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New York State recommends action to address maternal mental health
CBS News

After studying the statistics from across the state, the Maternal Mortality Review Board found the third-leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths is among the most treatable.

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