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NY seeks to steer patients from ERs to family doctors

AP New York, January 16, 2008
Instead of waiting for hours in an emergency room or landing in a nursing home, New Yorkers with government health coverage will soon have opportunity to avoid those costly treatment venues by going to their own family doctor. Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed changing the way New York reimburses hospitals and doctors for services as part of overall changes aimed at making healthcare cheaper for taxpayers and better for patients.