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Health Headlines for Monday, October 23

McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?


U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

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State birth control rule doesn’t cover all insurance plans in New York

Politifact New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says women in New York state don’t have to worry about new Trump administration rules ending a federal requirement that employers must include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.

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Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed


When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.

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NY State warns ticks can stay active in fall amid concerns of deadly Powassan virus

New York Upstate

New York health officials are warning state residents that disease-carrying ticks might still be active this fall.

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How to cut health costs? Start by putting doctors on salaries

USA Today

As Congress decides the fates of Americans who cannot afford health insurance, our new data shows that this is a larger group than previously thought.

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Law provides health benefits to volunteer NY firefighters

PIX 11

New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law.

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