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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n6 (02/06/2014) » Section: The News, Briefly

The Single-Payer Answer to Our Broken Healthcare System

A skeptical, well-dressed middle-aged man was the first person to take advantage of Dr. Andy Coates’s surprise invitation to the audience gathered Thursday evening in D’Youville College’s Madonna Lounge to hear him discuss the need and prospects for a national single-payer health insurance system. Instead of immediately proceeding to his remarks, Coates, an Albany physician and a nationally recognized expert, asked the approximately 100 people in the audience if any of them wanted to ask a question, and this questioner challenged the very idea of national health insurance.

Kennedy vs. Grant: What's Good For the Goose...

On Sunday, Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant formally announced that she would again mount a primary challenge to State Senator Tim Kennedy, whom she nearly unseated in 2012.

If You Build It, Will They Come?

On Friday, January 31, the local media were summoned to the fifth floor of the Gates Vascular Institute, the new eight-story glass cube that shows up in all of the advertisements for Kaleida Health these days. What is immediately striking about the building on the inside is its vast emptiness and mind-numbing silence—like the set for a science fiction movie before the actors and crew arrive for work.

Pat Burke: Stop ECC North Expansion

Following up on an issue he made central to his campaign last fall, new Erie County Legislator Pat Burke submitted a resolution this week calling for a hold on Erie County’s $7.5 million investment into the proposed new STEM building at ECC North Campus.

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