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Health Headlines for Thursday, January 11

State of Health Care: Political uncertainty, health-tech and battles over patients

Poughkeepsie Journal

For many New Yorkers, health care decisions are made one day at a time. From rich to poor, most struggle to plan for long-term medical needs and costs.

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What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

New York Times

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

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New York Plans New, $400 Million Public-Health Lab for Harlem Site

Wall Street Journal

New York City will spend about $400 million to build a new, public-health laboratory, a larger facility expected to open in about seven years on the campus of Harlem Hospital Center, officials said.

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How to Fight the Opioid Crisis

New York Times

Most people agree that the federal government should tackle public health crises, and there is a particular consensus about the current epidemic involving opioids.

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It’s buyer beware for short-term health plans, as insurers await new HHS rule to expand them

Modern Healthcare

The Trump administration’s next swipe at relaxing Affordable Care Act regulations could come any day now.

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Capital Region rides federal health care funding wave

Albany Times Union

One day, patients doing exercises to strengthen their breathing might be able to use an electronic game to encourage them to push on in therapy.

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Junk Food Tax is Legally and Administratively Viable, Finds New Analysis


NYU College of Global Public Health and Tufts’ Friedman School Examine Options for Categorizing, Taxing Junk Food

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Trump’s secret plan to scrap Obamacare


Early last year, as an Obamacare repeal bill was flailing in the House, top Trump administration officials showed select House conservatives a secret road map of how they planned to gut the health care law using executive authority.

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Discovering foodborne illness in online restaurant reviews


Foodborne illness remains a major public health concern nationwide.

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