N.Y. Single-Payer Health-Care Bill Passes State Assembly

Wall Street Journal

Democrats in the New York Assembly are relaunching a push for a statewide single-payer health-care program in hopes that the national debate over health care will give their legislation new momentum.

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NYS Assembly passes single-payer health care plan


A plan to create a universal single-payer health insurance plan in New York state passed the Assembly on Tuesday, May 16, on the birthday of Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-75), the bill’s sponsor and the Assembly’s most senior representative.

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Firefighters lobby on EMS, cancer coverage bills

Albany Times Union/Blog

Volunteer fire departments are seeking authority from the state to charge for EMS services, something they say other ambulance providers, including volunteer ambulance corps, already can do.

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NY Senate approves Lyme-fighting bills

Democrat and Chronicle

The state Senate approved legislation this week meant to fight Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, but its prospects in the Assembly are uncertain.

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Around round of premium hikes brewing: blame Trump or Obama?

Associated Press News

Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who’s to blame?

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New York’s Single-Payer Health Care Plan Would Be More Expensive Than New York’s Entire State Government


The single-payer health care plan that cleared the lower chamber of New York’s state legislature on Tuesday would require massive tax increases to double—or possibly even quadruple—the state’s current annual revenue levels.

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Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

New York Times

Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization ever was.

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