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New York State of Health

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Today is the open enrollment deadline for anyone who wants to sign up for private health insurance through New York’s marketplace program called the New York State of Health. Navigators with ACR Health in Syracuse continue signing up individuals for health care plans, in the shadow of a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering Planned Parenthood advocates that he’s proposing an amendment to put protections from the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into the state’s constitution.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf has taken a major step in his quest to cut spending ahead of negotiations on next fiscal year's budget.

Sign Ups For Obamacare Close Tonight

Jan 31, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - For those who don't have health insurance, today's the deadline to buy it on healthcare.gov and avoid a tax penalty of hundreds of dollars. Pennsylvania's Insurance Commissioner has been trying to get the word out after the Trump administration cancelled ads reminding people of the deadline. 

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Just like people, dogs can get sick from the flu. The H3N8 canine influenza virus can sometimes spread in kennels and dog shelters causing symptoms including coughing, runny nose, and fever. 

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While the New York state health exchange fields its busiest enrollment period yet, uncertainty looms. A repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without significant replacement, could cost 2.7 million New Yorkers their health insurance, and the state $3.7 billion, according to an estimation released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. 

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(Harrisburg) -- In the span of less than five hours, speakers at two different press conferences at the state Capitol attacked the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.First, two elected Democrats praised the Affordable Care Act for its economic impact in Pennsylvania.  

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A bill to legalize Aid in Dying has been re-submitted in the New York legislature. 

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The “Save My Care” bus made a stop in Binghamton this afternoon on its way from Albany to Pittsburgh. 

Cervical Cancer Related Deaths Continue To Drop

Jan 20, 2017

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which means organizations are talking about cervical cancer, HPV and prevention. Over the past few decades, deaths related to cervical cancer have decreased significantly. In 1976 the New York State Department of Health reported over 1300 cases. 

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