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July 29, 2015

Health Insurance Coverage In New York State Surges: Enrollment Data Show More Than 2 Million New Yorkers Have Enrolled Through NY State of Health Marketplace

NY State of Health (NYSOH), New York's official health plan Marketplace, today released demographic enrollment data on the more than 2.1 million New Yorkers who enrolled in a health plan through the Marketplace through February 28, 2015, the end of the open enrollment period. The data show that enrollment through the Marketplace increased more than two-fold and more than 89 percent of enrollees reported being uninsured at the time of application.

July 21, 2015

NY State of Health Teams Up With Community Partners at New York State County Fairs to Promote Affordable Health Coverage Options

NY State of Health (NYSOH), the state's official health plan Marketplace, is partnering with the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO), New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF), and local Cornell Cooperative Extension sites, to make Marketplace information available at several local county fairs event to help New Yorkers learn about getting affordable health coverage through the Marketplace.

July 17, 2015

Governor Cuomo Proposes New Regulations to Strengthen Fight Against Synthetic Marijuana

Governor Cuomo called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids in New York State. These dangerous, man-made compounds have resulted in a dramatic increase in hospital visits and poison control center calls. The sale and possession of dozens of synthetic cannabinoids and bath salts were banned by the Department of Health at the urging of Governor Cuomo in August, 2012. These new regulations will expand the existing list of banned substances to include new chemical compounds that drug producers have begun to make since 2012.

July 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation and Abuse Throughout New York State

Governor Cuomo announced a first-of-its-kind statewide Task Force to root out worker exploitation issues in multiple industries in New York State. Building on the Governor's groundbreaking initiative to protect workers in the nail salon industry, the Task Force will identify and halt illegal practices in more industries across the state. The Task Force is composed of 10 State agencies including the Department of State, Department of Labor and Department of Agriculture and Markets, and will work in partnership with an advisory committee that is charged with providing legislative, regulatory and administrative recommendations. The Governor made the announcement while in the Bronx signing legislation to protect and support nail salon workers in New York.

July 15, 2015

Future Public Health Scientists Graduate From Wadsworth Center With Master of Science In Laboratory Sciences Degrees

The New York State Department of Health's (DOH) Wadsworth Center today conferred Master of Science in Laboratory Sciences (MLS) degrees upon four individuals that comprise this unique program's second class of graduates.

Governor Cuomo Announces National Neurotechnology Center Established at New York's Wadsworth Center

Governor Cuomo announced that the Wadsworth Center in Albany is now home to the new National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies. The Center, a first-in-the-nation facility focused entirely on adaptive neurotechnologies, is a rapidly growing research area that works toward improving the diagnoses and treatment of stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, chronic pain, and many other devastating conditions. The move was made possible under a 5-year, $6.5 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

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