Health Care

Members of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities are becoming less deferential to their religious leadership.
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Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried speaking during the "Making Health Coverage Available and Affordable to All New Yorkers" panel at City & State's Healthy NY Summit, Wednesday morning.
But the hot-button health care issue is only heating up.
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The debate over vaccination policy has always been contentious.
New York City declared a public health emergency over a measles outbreak. This is why some children aren’t immunized.
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A young woman smokes marijuana.
Without data, scientists aren’t sure whether to give marijuana the green light.
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The idea behind an opioid tax is to punish pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas
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ew York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.
The Manhattan Democrat has been pushing a bill over a quarter century.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces his administration will expand current city health care programs for every New York City resident.
It’s an effort to get the uninsured to take advantage of existing programs.
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Besides single-payer health care, several other health care issues are expected to be at the top of the agenda.
From codifying Roe v. Wade to legalizing recreational marijuana.
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Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to back the New York Health Act.
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Officials at City & State's Health and Wellness summit discussed issues including lead poisoning, legalized marijuana and Lyme disease.
From single-payer to marijuana, top senators on the health committee discuss their top priorities.
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