Health Care

Jon Stewart hugs 9/11 first responder John Feal while U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand look on, after the Senate's passage of the 9/11 Compensation Fund.
Funding for those affected by the deadly attacks will be extended through 2092.
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Jon Stewart advocates for 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill, June 10.
Jon Stewart’s viral speech pretty much guaranteed an early-August vote.
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A gloomy hospital.
By some measures, the Empire State has the worst health care in the nation.
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Sonogram
Georgia women might be prosecuted for getting an abortion out of state.
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A patient receives a vaccination.
Hot-button issues span vaccines, single-payer health care and the Medical Aid in Dying Act.
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Is there enough time to legalize recreational marijuana?
Some advocates say the support is there, but time may be running out.
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A child in a wheelchair.
Critics say a state agency that investigates abuse and neglect in facilities serving people with special needs is unfair to the accused.
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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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