Healthcare

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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women will award a total of $18 million to 57 colleges and universities.

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On Long Island, a nurses’ union is suing Nassau University Medical Center to stop the release of employee drug test results. The hospital ordered the tests after discovering 27 vials of narcotics had been tampered with.

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Governor Cuomo says he’s ordered his Department of Financial Services to reject requests by health insurance companies to raise rates in response to actions by the Trump administration to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

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In New York, Democratic primary challenger for governor Cynthia Nixon says she backs a single payer health care system for the state and would put one in place if she’s elected.

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Connecticut’s insurance commissioner says 10 health insurers have filed requests for rate increases in 2019. The hikes are for plans offered to individuals and small groups, including the state health insurance exchange.  

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