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Health Headlines for April 26, 2023

Bill would require health insurance policies cover biomarker testing for cancer
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Lawmakers joined hundreds of cancer survivors in Albany on Tuesday in support of legislation to require health insurance providers cover biomarker testing for patients, but insurance companies aren’t on board.

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Patients fear losing care access ahead of changes to NYSHIP Empire Health Plan

The New York State Health Insurance Program, an insurance plan for state employees that covers about 1.2 million people, is making changes to its Empire Plan, set to go into effect July 1. But physicians and patients worry the changes will negatively affect access to care.

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Here’s what DREAMERS need to know about upcoming Biden DACA Health Insurance policy change
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For many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers), access to affordable healthcare has been a significant challenge. These immigrants have often been forced to go without insurance or rely on emergency room visits as their only source of medical care.

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