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Health Headlines for Wednesday, December 6

The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?

New York Times

Laquita Gardner, a sales manager at a furniture rental store here, was happy to get a raise recently except for one problem. It lifted her income just enough to disqualify her and her two young sons from Medicaid, the free health insurance program for the poor.

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Community health centers funding cliff could lead to thousands of lost health care jobs in NYS

Buffalo News

Federal funding inaction for community health centers could result in job losses across New York of up to 10,000, including more than 5,000 jobs in health care.

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Report: Buffalo hospitals are least expensive in U.S.

Buffalo Business First

A new report puts Buffalo at first in the nation among hospitals with the lowest costs for outpatient services.

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This Flu Season Could Be Much Worse Than Others, Health Officials Warn

CBS New York

There are some concerns that this season could be worse than others.

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