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Health Headlines for March 9, 2023

Sen. Rivera on How the New York Health Act Fits Into the State Budget

New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera  (D, District 33 – Kingsbridge Heights, Fordham, Belmont, Riverdale, Norwood, Bedford, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest and Morris Park in The Bronx) talks about his advocacy for the New York Health Act, which would enact a single-payer health care system in New York State, and other priorities in the budget ahead of the April 1st deadline.

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Biden aims to shore up Medicare by taxing high-income Americans

U.S. President Joe Biden will seek to raise the Medicare tax on high earners and push for more drug price negotiations to help keep the federal health insurance program solvent through at least 2050 as part of his budget proposal this week, the White House said.

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High hospital prices inflict pain, but treatment options exist

The first step in curing a disease is to diagnose it and determine its root cause. Our nation’s health care system has been ailing for years, plagued by steadily rising prices that threaten the ability to access life-saving treatments for a growing number of working people.

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