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10/21/19 5:55am
10/21/2019 5:55 AM

As our local hospitals settle into new relationships with larger health care systems, North Fork residents have begun to see more medical services available to them closer to home.

But this positive news comes as the public has grown increasingly concerned over the high costs of health care and the insurance options available to them. Many workers find the health insurance provided by their employers to be unaffordable and issues like the Affordable Care Act — and proposals such as a single-payer health system — have become politically charged.  READ

10/07/19 6:00am
10/07/2019 6:00 AM

As our local hospitals settle into new relationships with larger health care systems, North Fork residents have begun to see more medical services available to them closer to home.

But this positive news comes as the public has grown increasingly concerned over the high costs of health care and the insurance options available to them. Many workers find the health insurance provided by their employers to be unaffordable and issues like the Affordable Care Act — and proposals such as a single-payer health system — have become politically charged.  READ

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03/24/17 5:17pm
03/24/2017 5:17 PM

House Republicans on Friday withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who campaigned on the promise to help repeal the ACA — known as Obamacare — was one of five House Republicans from New York who supported or leaned yes toward voting for the American Health Care Act, according to the New York Times. READ

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08/12/16 3:00pm
08/12/2016 3:00 PM

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Think you’ll need to see a doctor while you’re on Fishers Island? Get ready for a long trip.

The island off the Connecticut coast — which is part of New York State and Southold Town — can’t actually be accessed from Long Island. Instead, residents must take a ferry from Fishers Island to New London, Conn., and then catch the Cross Sound Ferry to Orient Point. READ

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03/17/16 9:00am

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The scene at Pindar Vineyards Friday was a little out of the ordinary. Instead of out-of-towners sampling chardonnay and pinot grigio, a health care organization was offering a free clinic in the Peconic tasting room, where bilingual employees took health histories, tested blood pressure, gave nutritional consultations, handed out specialty referrals and scheduled follow-up appointments for about 40 local agricultural workers and their family members.

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