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Health Headlines for Wednesday, October 4

With Affordable Care Act’s Future Cloudy, Costs for Many Seem Sure to Soar

New York Times

Health insurers are aggressively increasing prices next year for individual policies sold under the federal health care law, with some raising premiums by more than 50 percent.

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Obamacare sign-up challenge: proving the law is not dead


More than two thousand miles away from the healthcare debate in Washington, President Donald Trump’s threats to let Obamacare collapse are sowing confusion about its fate and dampening 2018 enrollment expectations.

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New York set record for organ donation enrollment in 2016 and hopes to top that figure this year

New York Daily News

New York set a national organ donation record last year for the most paper enrollments in a single day, a feat health officials are hoping to top at a sign-up session Wednesday.

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Obesity-related cancers rising, threatening gains in U.S. cancer rates


The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 percent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

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Amid federal health care funding cuts, Cuomo details new state fiscal doom

Albany Times Union

Aiming a new set of angry barbs at Washington, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned on Tuesday that state lawmakers may need to return to Albany before the end of the year to address deep cuts to federal health care funding.

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Oswego County Holds Highest Childhood Obesity Rate In State

Oswego County Today

Oswego County has the highest rate of childhood obesity in New York State and the adult obesity trends are higher county wide than state wide, according to the health department.

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Lifetime Health closing three centers here, affecting 43,000 patients

Buffalo News

Lifetime Health Medical Group, citing physician recruitment problems that led to poor financial performance, will close its three health centers in Western New York at the end of the year.

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