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Governor Announces Healthcare Initiatives in State of the State

The 2018 State Legislative Session kicked off today when Governor Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State address. Prior to the speech, the Governor released 22 separate proposals. Although only one of those, a proposal to help localities develop health insurance consortia, touched on healthcare, more than 25 pages […]

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Senator DeFrancisco Predicts Heath Care Cuts in State Budget

The Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, John DeFrancisco, predicted there will be health care cuts in the upcoming State Budget. The State is facing an estimated $4.2 billion deficit, with addition federal funding cuts possible. Several news outlets quoted DeFrancisco stating, “I think it’s going to […]

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DOH Creates New Bureau of Social Determinants of Health

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced the formation of the Bureau of Social Determinants of Health (SDH). According to DOH, “Social determinants of health include: poverty; environmental threats; inadequate access to health care; individual and behavioral factors; and educational inequalities. Social determinants of health are influenced by […]

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