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Health Headlines for Monday, January 29

Health insurance sign-ups close Wednesday

Watertown Daily Times

For those not covered, Wednesday will be the last day for New Yorkers to sign up for health insurance through the State of Health Marketplace this year.

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NY, Minnesota sue Trump administration over health care cut


The attorneys general of New York and Minnesota on Friday announced that they are suing the Trump administration for what the state officials say is “a cruel and reckless” cut of $1 billion for a health care plan for the poor.

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Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

New York Times

The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform.

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Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On Laverne’s Law

State of Politics

The top lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a bill Sunday that would make it easier for a person to file a lawsuit over a missed cancer diagnosis.

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Cuomo’s smart attack on the flu — and MDs’ monopoly on basic care

New York Post

Gov. Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing pharmacists to give flu shots to children.

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Strong Health Sign-Ups Under Obamacare Encourage Democrats

NBC New York

Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan.

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Excellus BCBS makes $95,000 in Community Health Awards available to nonprofits

Livingston County News

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants that add up to a total of $95,000, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York.

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Cuomo, N.Y. officials reach deal on Lavern’s Law, aiding victims of medical malpractice

New York Daily News

Gov. Cuomo and state legislative leaders have struck a deal for the medical malpractice bill known as Lavern’s Law to be signed into law.

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